'Devastated' Adele cancels last two tour gigs at Wembley

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Singer Adele has said she is "devastated" after being forced to cancel the last two nights of her tour.

The star said she damaged her vocal cords and has been told to postpone the shows at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, following medical advice.

On a post shared on social media, she said: "To say I'm heartbroken would be an understatement."

The singer explained in her Instagram post that the previous two nights she performed she "struggled vocally" during her shows at Wembley "I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I feel like I had to constantly clear my throat", she wrote.

"The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life. To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away."

The Grammy award winner said she went to see a throat doctor on Friday night, who advised her not to perform over the weekend.

She said: "I'm already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice.

The weekend concerts were the last two of her tour which included 121 shows, beginning in February 2016.

The performer also told fans that she had considered doing Saturday night's show but that she would be unlikely to complete the entire set and that she "simply can't crumble in front of you all".

Adele also said she was so desperate to perform she "even considered miming" but that she has "never done it and I cannot in a million years do that" to her fans.

The world-famous singer also reassured fans that if the shows cannot be rescheduled then refunds will be available.