Although capable of singing word-for-word the lyrics to “Someone Like You,” this editor has never been to an Adele concert—and, unfortunately, it looks like this sad fact will remain true forever following a message the Grammy winner shared with her fans: She may officially be retiring from touring. (Sniff.)
At the Wembley Stadium in London, concertgoers reportedly found copies of a handwritten note penned by the singer in their programs, revealing that her current sold-out tour might very well be her last. A fan account on Instagram even shared an image of the heartfelt message.
“So this is it,” Adele wrote. “After 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25, we are at the end…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.”
Ever vocal about her stage fright, particularly in front of large crowds, she added: “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!”
Then the letter got more personal; while she’s previously hinted that she might be bowing out from live shows, Adele admitted, “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 your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now.”
With only three performances left, we’ve yet to hear a formal announcement that 25 will indeed be her final tour—and we’re holding out hope that she’ll be back onstage in future dates. We’ll never find someone like you, Adele.