Adele has canceled her upcoming U.S. tour due to a vocal-cord injury, the "Rolling in the Deep" songbird announced on her web site Tuesday.
The tour was due to start in Atlantic City, N.J. Friday, before heading to cities including Nashville, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and Austin, before winding up in Grand Prairie, Texas Oct. 21.
In a lengthy blog post, Adele declared herself "heartbroken" that vocal woes had forced her to cancel the dates.
"If I continue to pick up everything before I have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud, I will be totally and utterly f—ed," she wrote. "Singing is literally my life, its my hobby, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever."
The British songbird has long been plagued with vocal issues, and was forced to cancel several shows in America in June due to a bout of laryngitis.
In her post, Adele details how her voice problems began in January, following a bout with the flu, and her voice "never got its complete strength back" before she hit the road again. Periodically hit by voice and other health problems throughout the year, the singer's latest malady occurred when her voice "just switched off" mid-conversation.
"I have a hemorrhage again and it is paramount that I rest," the 23-year-old singer, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, wrote.
Adele added that the canceled shows have already been rescheduled.