Adele battles chest inflammation on tour

By Drum Digital
04 April 2016

Adele refused to scrap a concert despite illness because she aims to "do every single one" of her shows after previous tour cancellations.

Adele refused to scrap a concert despite illness because she aims to "do every single one" of her shows after previous tour cancellations.

The Hello singer, who has a troubled history with touring, told the audience during a show in Birmingham, England on Saturday (02Apr16) that she was frightened she would have to cancel because she was battling through inflammation on her chest during her Friday night concert (01Apr16).

However, she was determined to keep all her dates and refused an offer to cancel the Friday night show and she took medication so she was feeling better in time for the Saturday performance.

"I had some steroids, right, to take the inflammation down and I was so frightened I wasn't going to be able to do tonight's show and I did. I woke up and I felt fine. I'm so relieved," she tells the crowd, according to fan footage posted on Twitter.

She says members of her team said to her "maybe you shouldn't do it" but fans had already begun arriving at the Genting Arena, so she pushed through the show.

"I know back in the past I used to cancel shows," she explains. "I never cancelled anything for no reason, but my main goal in life over the next year is to do every single one of my shows."

Adele's current tour is her biggest trek to date. She is performing 22-dates in the U.K. and Ireland alone, including eight shows at London's 02 Arena, before moving onto mainland Europe and North America. © Cover Media

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