BERKELEY (CBSSF/AP) – British singer Adele has been forced to cancel her entire North American tour after contracting laryngitis.
The 23-year-old Grammy winner was diagnosed last Thursday in Minneapolis, where doctors ordered immediate rest. Her show was canceled and rescheduled for June 22.READ MORE: San Francisco Safeway Adds Barriers To Deter Rampant Shoplifting
She performed in Denver on Saturday, but her show in Salt Lake City on Sunday was canceled at the last minute “when her illness worsened,” Columbia Records said in a statement Monday.
Performance in Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, British Columbia, were also postponed and will be rescheduled.
Her tour was set to resume on June 4th at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley however, that will not be the case, due to her advanced condition.
“I’m really frustrated. I was hoping with a weeks rest I’d be better to sing again straight away. However there is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctors advice and rest some more.
I’m so sorry. See you soon, love Adele“
Adele, whose new album, “21,” has dominated the charts in the U.S., wrote on her website last Thursday, “I hate to cancel especially at such short notice. I am truly devastated…Please forgive me!”READ MORE: SF Supervisor Preston Proposes 10-Day Warning Period For Renters Facing Eviction
Adele also experienced voice problems when she performed May 10 on “Dancing with the Stars.”
She sang her hit “Rolling in the Deep,” but passed on a planned rendition of the Aretha Franklin/Carole King hit, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
“I was going to be covering ‘Natural Woman,’ but my voice is going a bit,” shse told host Tom Bergeron. “It’s knackered and I need to save it.”
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Adele’s new album ‘21’ has been at Billboard’s #1 Top Album, and her single “Rolling in the Deep” continues at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.MORE NEWS: Redwood City Retail Theft Suspect Arrested; Stolen Home Depot Merchandise Recovered
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