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Adele on 'voice rest' after suffering chest issues during Las Vegas residency

Adele has shared her fears for her famous singing voice after suffering chest issues (PA Archive)
Adele has shared her fears for her famous singing voice after suffering chest issues (PA Archive)

Adele has revealed she is going on self-imposed vocal rest after her famous singing voice came under threat due to illness.

The Someone Like You hit-maker, 35, explained to the audience of her packed out Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday that she had concerns about hitting notes over a chest issue.She jokingly compared herself to deep voiced Disney villain Ursula the Sea Witch and apologised profusely to the crowd who she clearly didn’t want to let down despite feeling under the weather.

Her concerns are well founded too having undergone surgery for polyps in her throat in 2011.

Setting the scene, London-born Adele told the crowd: “In the middle of last night - I'm sure you can hear it in my talking voice and my singing voice a little bit. Your girl was tired. I didn't sleep very well...

“And Ursula from the ocean has come from my chest tonight. I can't hit my headnotes properly. I didn't sleep very well and my chest is on fire.. I can tell I'm going to have a coffee in like 10 days, but I'm still here,” she said, according to MailOnline.

She admitted that there was a flaw in her plan however as she lives with her sports agent husband Rich Paul and son Angelo from a previous relationship, both of whom she described as “chatterboxes”.

“Straight after this show I am going on voice rest. Can you imagine how hard now me not talking for three days is? So I'm going to be in bed coughing my guts up on complete voice rest...” she continued.

“And not only is my partner an absolute chatterbox, so is my son. So I am going to have to lock myself in a cupboard or something like that.”

She will definitely need to do something, Adele still has 20 Vegas shows left before heading off to Munich for summer stadium gigs.

Her last world tour Adele Live saw her cancel her last two shows at Wembley Stadium in 2017 over vocal worries.