Adele has been forced to deny online rumours she is suffering from throat cancer, after cancelling her remaining live dates for the year through illness. Posts on Twitter had speculated the singer's problems were more serious than just vocal cord problems, according to Bbc News.
The London-born singer has already posted a lengthy blog post about the specifics of her illness, but her representative moved to deny the latest flurry of rumours, saying in a statement, "We would like to reiterate that Adele is to undergo surgery for a haemorrhaged vocal cord.All reports regarding any other condition are 100% false". On the advice of doctors, the 23-year-old scrapped her shows in Wolverhampton, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Cardiff and Plymouth, as well as her remaining promotional appearances this year. In a blog post last month, Adele wrote of her frustration at having to cancel the shows, saying, "I have never been able to fully recover from any of the problems that I've had and then continue to rest even once I'm recovered, because of my touring commitments...I've been offered the chance to not tour at all to save anything like this from happening again but I simply hate letting you down".
Ticket holders for the cancelled shows, which had already been rescheduled once, have been advised to return to the point of purchase for a refund. After a phenomenally successful year, the singer is now said to be worth over $10 million.