Watch poor Adele's 'sick note' video after cancelling a gig for the first time in years

It had to happen sometime, given Adele's exhaustive touring schedule over the past year or so.

The Londoner cancelled her second gig in Phoenix, Arizona last night because a cold she's been fighting for the past few days eventually got the better of her.

She said in a video posted on Instagram:

"Hello everyone, specifically everyone in Phoenix and Arizona. I can't do my show tonight, my second show here. I'm really, really sorry. I've had a cold for a couple days, and I've been pushing through it. I did my show last night and I loved it, but I pushed too hard and as you can hear, even if I did the show it wouldn't be very good.

"I'm really, really, really sorry to let anyone down. I've enjoyed my tour so much and cancelling shows isn't something I wanna do. I've pushed through a lot of things but I've been trying to sing all morning and warming up and nothing's really happening.


"I'm so sorry to let you down. I know lots of people have been flying in from all over. It's the last thing I wanna do but I have to look after myself because I've got so many more shows to do. I will reschedule this show, I promise you, and I will come back and I'll smash it for you. I'm really really sorry. Have a wonderful evening without me."

Watch the video below:

A video posted by @adele on

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