Chart topping singer Adele has been forced to cancel the remaining nine dates on the sold-out North American leg of her tour after coming down with laryngitis, according to a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
"I'm really frustrated," Adele wrote in the statement. "I was hoping with a week's rest I'd be better to sing again straight away. However, there is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctor's advice and rest some more. I'm so sorry. See you soon, love Adele."
The singer met with a specialist in Los Angeles who told her that it was imperative that she take the next few weeks off to recover with "absolute voice rest." There is no word on whether the singer will reschedule the canceled tour dates.
The singer postponed five shows last week while she was in Minneapolis, Minnesota and doctors ordered immediate rest.
"I've been told to cancel tonight's show in Minneapolis because my voice has gone," The singer wrote on her official website on May 26. "I hate to cancel especially at such short notice. I am truly devastated, I'm here in the city and tried to do sound check at the venue but if I push through it tonight, it'll take me longer to get better and more shows may need cancelling. Please forgive me!"
Adele then performed on Saturday in Denver but was then forced to postpone shows in Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. The singer was hoping to resume her tour on June 4 in San Francisco.
The 23-year-old Grammy Award-winning Brit is best known for her hit song "Rolling In The Deep." The song is featured on Adele's second studio album, "21," and entered the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart 20 weeks ago. More than 2 million digital copies of the song have been sold in the United States.
Check out the official music video for Adele's song "Rolling In The Deep" below.