Adele gave a prescient speech at Wembley Stadium only days before she cancelled her final dates – telling concert goers that she initially couldn’t get insured due to being “terrible at touring”.

The singer, who was forced to shelve the final two dates after damaging her vocal chords, said: “This is my 120th show in 15 months. For someone that was terrible at touring, that was unreliable at touring…I couldn’t even get insurance when I first wanted to do the tour.”

In 2011, she was previously forced to undergo surgery after haemorrhaging her vocal cords.

Describing her success with her most recent tour, she added: “I got through my UK and Europe tour and I finally got insured. I only missed one show, and I swear to god I actually had the flu. I even put a video up to prove to everyone just how rough in fact I was.