Adele throat cancer rumours on Twitter '100% false'
Online rumours that Adele has throat cancer have been strongly denied by the singer's representative.
Posts on Twitter had speculated the reason for the star's cancelled gigs was more serious than just vocal cord problems.
"We would like to reiterate that Adele is to undergo surgery for a haemorrhaged vocal cord," a statement said.
"All reports regarding any other condition are 100% false."
Adele was forced to cancel tour dates in America in October, as well as six gigs in the UK this month.
The singer was due to play in Wolverhampton, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Cardiff and Plymouth.
However, doctors have advised the 23-year-old to rest her voice and all her promotional appearances for the rest of the year have also been scrapped.
Ticket holders for the cancelled shows, which had already been rescheduled once due to a chest infection, can get a refund from the point of purchase.
In an October blog post, Adele wrote about her frustration at being unwell.
"I have never been able to fully recover from any of the problems that I've had and then continue to rest even once I'm recovered, because of my touring commitments," the star explained.
"I've been offered the chance to not tour at all to save anything like this from happening again but I simply hate letting you down."