In a statement released on posted on her social pages on Friday, singer Adele revealed she was “heartbroken” to be forced to cancel two concert dates at Wembley Stadium from her ongoing tour, on the advice of doctors.
However, it seems damage to her vocal cords is apparently not a good enough reason for some fans, who took to social media to vent their frustration at the “greedy” and “selfish” mother-of-one for biting off more than she could chew.
Adele says in the heartfelt statement: “The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life.
“To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away.
“However, I’ve struggled vocally on both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do.”
After seeking medical advice, she received the bad news that she would need to rest her voice to prevent further damage.
She adds: “I’m already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice.
“I’ve considered doing Saturday night’s show but it’s highly unlikely I’d even make it though the set and I simply can’t crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way.
“I’m so desperate to do them that I’ve even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you.
“But I’ve never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you. It wouldn’t be the real me up there.”
The realisation that they would no longer be seeing the Someone Like You singer drove some fans into an angry frenzy, as they were not satisfied with a ticket refund alone, having forked out for travel and other expenses.
GlamGirl1990 moaned on Twitter: “All them @Adele fans out of pocket with hotels & trains etc while she sits at home mega rich regardless.”
A Twitter user named ‘scotty’ suggested the singer had overextended herself in pursuit of bigger earnings, tweeting: “@Adele well done for letting fans down! Next time don’t get greedy and have too many concerts planned if you can’t handle it. #larryletdown”
However, some of Adele’s ‘Daydreamers’, a nickname for her fanbase, came through with some empathy, showing up at Wembley Stadium and singing her hits in solidarity with the sick star.
X Factor 2016 contestant Caitlyn Vanbeck posted a video on Twitter of a large group of Adele lovers belting out the singer’s hit song ‘Hello’, with the message ‘Just to let you know @Adele, we still love you X.”