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Adele Canceled US Tour Due To Her Weight?

Submitted by on July 6, 2011 – 8:21 am2 Comments

When Adele scrapped the remaining nine dates of her sold-out North American tour due to laryngitis early last month rumors abounded the singer’s real reason for her no-show was not her throat, but her size.

While the 23-year-old soul sensation described her condition to BBC Radio recently (“It’s basically a hole in your vocal cord but I sang through it so that’s why it popped,” she says) Star magazine reports the “real” reason the dates were postponed was a lack of confidence in her body image during the live shows.

“Shortly after she landed in LA in early May, an executive for her label told her she needs to lose weight,” a source tells Star. “And that really devastated her.”

Although a very talented singer, Adele, 23, suffers from extreme panic attacks. And performing in front of increasingly larger crowds has made the condition worse. She’s told friends she’s gotten so nervous on stage, her throat would literally close up. “The pressure on Adele…has been immense,” says the source. “She was sitting in her hotel room in Santa Monica on her own, crying.”

The added pressure placed on her because of her weight has only made her more anxious and uncomfortable. “Adele sees herself as just a normal girl from London, and she felt bullied and like a fish out of water in L.A. She just wanted to go home,” the source tells Star.

Whatever the reason may be Adele said yesterday she’s ready to get back on stage and perform to sold-out crowds, announcing 20 new shows scheduled for August and October. She told the BBC, “I’m better now; it’s fine, I got the all-clear.” In even better news, it’s predicted she’ll follow Eminem‘s recent feat of being the first artist to reach over a million digital sales of an album (his for Recovery, hers for 21) next week.

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