Adele slammed by fans for show cancellations

British singer Adele performs onstage during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles, California on Feb 13, 2017.
British singer Adele performs onstage during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles, California on Feb 13, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Adele fans affected by the British singer's last minute concert cancellations have taken to social media to vent their fury.

The Grammy-winning star, one of the world's best-selling singers, posted on social media on Friday that her two sell-out shows at London's Wembley Stadium over the weekend would be cancelled. The 29-year-old said her throat doctor advised her not to perform.

While ticket-buyers are set to get refunds, many have questioned if they would be reimbursed for travel, hotel and other costs. Many had travelled to London to attend the shows, reported The Daily Mail Online on Sunday (Jul 2). About 100,000 were expected over the two nights.

One fan, Tash Carr wrote on Facebook that she felt "cheated" and said that the singer's decision to add extra dates to her current tour due to high demand had led to her strained voice.

Ian J Fudge wrote: "My friends who were flying down from Glasgow are pretty disappointed - lost a fortune in flights and hotel."

Another social media user, Andrew G. Dick, criticised the star's "zero work ethic". He added: "Many artists perform well into their 60s/70s whilst wouldn't dream of letting their fans down".

Meanwhile, The Sun reported that Adele stood to lose millions of pounds in earnings as footage from the cancelled concerts would have been used in a planned DVD release.

The Daily Mail also reported that terminally-ill grandmother Lisa Middleton, 49, was crushed when her favourite signer cancelled the gigs.

Told that she has only a few months to live, Ms Middleton fears that she might never get a chance to see Adele live as the singer has mentioned giving up live performances.