Pop legend Adele has made a teary announcement online that shocked fans, revealing she has postponed her highly-anticipated Las Vegas residency the day before it was due to open.
The 33-year-old was due to debut her Weekends with Adele residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Friday, January 21, playing two shows every weekend until April.
But, just 24 hours before her first show, Adele took to Instagram to make her announcement.
She explained that she “wasn’t ready” for the residency, first announced in November 2021, due to Covid and other production delays.
“I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready. We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to pull it together and have it ready in time for you, but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid,” she began in the clip.
“Half my crew, half my team are down with Covid – still are. It’s been impossible to finish the show. I can’t give you what I have right now, and I’m gutted,” she continued.
“I’m sorry it’s so last-minute. We’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out and … we’ve run out of time. I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone that’s travelled again.
“I’m really, really sorry. We’re on it, we’re going to reschedule all of the dates, and I’m going to finish my show and get it to where it’s supposed to be.
“It’s been impossible. We’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready.”
The star’s announcement even seemed to take the venue by surprise, with Caesars Palace still listing the start date as January 21 on its website.
Though Adele has simply said that “all dates will be rescheduled” in a caption accompanying her announcement, it’s unclear how many of the shows will be affected.
Adele is expected to earn almost $1 million per show, with The Sun reporting that the singer will also enjoy some perks during her stay at the famed location.
The casino will provide the Easy On Me singer with a “$56,000-a-night private suite accessible at any time during the residency, a butler, an executive assistant, chauffeur and security”, as well as free food and drinks for her and any guests staying at a Caesars resort.
Image: @adele (Instagram)
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