Popstar cancels Blackpool gig

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Adele has been forced to cancel a gig in Blackpool tomorrow due to illness.

The show at Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom and tonight’s show at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff were due to mark the start of the tour after to previous dates were axed.

Adele is currently battling to overcome voice problems and was forced to drop out of a performance at the Mercury Prize in London last night.

The chart-topper said: “It is with regret that due to continuing problems with a serious cold and chest infection, Adele has had to postpone her show tonight, Wednesday September 7th in Cardiff and the following date tomorrow, Thursday September 8th in Blackpool. She had cancelled her performance at The Mercury Awards last night in the hope she would be able to continue her live dates, but has been told by her doctors that she is still not well enough to perform.

“The shows will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity and all original tickets will remain valid. Refunds will be available from the point of purchase.

“Adele is extremely sorry and apologises for any inconvenience caused and looks forward to seeing you all at the rescheduled shows.”

In a statement on their website, promoter Live Nation said: “This show has been postponed due to illness. Please await new date information. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.”