After 15 Months of Singing “Hello,” Adele May Kiss Touring Goodbye Permanently

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In a handwritten letter inserted into fans’ programs during her final run of shows at Wembley Stadium in London, Adele admitted that touring “doesn’t suit [her] particularly well.” A photo of the full note was posted yesterday to an Instagram account dedicated to Adele fans.

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??????????????Photo by Traci @tracii_m Translation by @wannabeadkins Adele @Adele’s letter from her your book! “So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across uk+ Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well. I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is! I’ve done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artist have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now” ??Adele #Adele #Adelettes #AdeleLive2017

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While she stops short of outright confirming that she’ll never tour again, Adele seems very put-off by the whole thing. She claims that she only really tours for the fans—as well as, presumably, the millions and millions of dollars from ticket and merch sales.

It seems crazy to think that arguably the world’s biggest pop star would up and quit playing music live at the tender age of 29, but, then again, 123 shows in 15 months has to be extremely exhausting for a self-proclaimed “homebody,” especially one who has been known to struggle with stage fright. Given the lengthy, four-year hiatus between her 21 and 25 albums, it’s almost certain that we won’t hear much more from Adele anytime soon.

Despite all that, something tells us we’ll hear her belting “Hello” again before too much longer. Until then, hopefully Adele can get in a well-deserved rest.

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