Adele Cancels UK Tour Dates

The 'Set Fire To The Rain' singer had to cancel the first dates of her tour due to illness.

Adele, whose '21' tour was a complete sell-out, was left apologising to fans after a cold meant she had to cancel two gigs.

"hi guys, sorry about the first 2 shows. im as useless as a slug right now," Adele said in her blog.

"ive had a rotten cold since i got home earlier this week and was hoping it wouldnt make its way onto my chest. but unfortunately it has and its leaving me breathless and i cant hold any of my notes when i sing. and i dont sound like myself either, because im all bunged up and croaky.

"id rather not do a show, then not do a good one for you. i have all day today, tomorrow and tuesday to get better without having to sing or really do anything so fingers crossed ill be better. love you as always, adele xx."

Adele's tour is set to resume on Wednesday in Cardiff, with the cancelled dates being rescheduled and tickets being valid for the new dates.

And tomorrow Adele finds out whether she's managed to win the Mercury Prize for her album '21', which is up against Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Katy B.