Melissa Maerz
October 04, 2011 AT 09:38 PM EDT

Adele’s on-again-off-again tour is now off again. The British singer has canceled her sold-out, 10-stop tour of the U.S. due to a vocal chord hemorrhage.

Having struggled with vocal chord issues before (she recently canceled and later rescheduled six dates due to laryngitis), Adele was wrapping up the U.K. leg of her tour and preparing to launch her U.S. tour on Oct. 7 in Atlantic City, N.J. when doctors told her that she needed an extended rest period in order to recuperate.

An apologetic statement from Adele follows below: 

singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, 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. i have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this. wanting to do something so bad and not being able to is the most frustrating thing as im sure you know! my voice is weak and i need to build it back up. I’m gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as [possible], and start building my over all stamina in my voice, body and mind. i will be back and im gonna smash the ball out the park once im touring again. i apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx

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