Adele has postponed her entire Las Vegas residency, just 24 hours before the opening night.
“I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” the star told fans in a tearful update on Instagram.
“Half my team have Covid and it’s been impossible to finish the show,” she said, adding that “delivery delays” had also played havoc with her plans.
She was due to play the first of 24 planned shows at the Caesars Palace’s Colosseum on Friday, January 21.
Announced late in November, the Weekends With Adele series was scheduled to have the singer performing two shows every weekend until April.
Tickets ranged from US $85 to $685, and Adele was forecast to make more than £500 000 per show.
They would have been her first live concerts in five years. Along with two dates in London’s Hyde Park this summer, they are the only shows she has announced to promote her blockbuster fourth album, 30.
Speaking on Instagram, Adele said she had been “awake for 30 hours” trying to rescue the production, but she had simply “run out of time”.
“It’s been impossible to finish the show,” she added. “I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted.” (BBC)