Pop star Adele has scrapped a string of shows in Germany, Japan and America so she can fly home to Britain and deal with "some problems at home".
In an apologetic blog post to fans, the singer explains she'll honour commitments she has made in New York this weekend (06-07Sep08), but then she has to fly home.
She writes, "There's some problems at home... and, at the moment, there (sic) stopping me from being away for any long period of time. I was really looking forward to touring again and throwing myself back into it all. But my home life needs more attention right now.
"I apologise from the bottom of my heart for disappointing you all, im truly gutted!
"Ive come to new york for a week to do some tv and radio, plus I will be playing my show at webster hall... But that's all I can commit to right now. I hope I can make it up to you in the future!!"