Adele has been playing stadiums for years now, but she might've just confirmed the end of her touring career in the space that means the most to her.
Concertgoers at some of the singer's final concerts at the U.K.'s Wembley Stadium have reportedly found notes in their tour programs. The contents: a handwritten (or, y'know, photocopied) missive from Adele herself, which makes it seem as though the 29-year-old singer is bowing out from live shows for the foreseeable future.
One post shares the note in full:
"So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across UK + Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. 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!
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. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favorite artist have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because 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 of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now."
The singer has been open about her stage fright before, sharing with a New Zealand tour crowd:
"Touring isn't something I'm good at. Applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don't know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I've toured is you. I'm not sure if touring is my bag. My greatest accomplishment in my career is this tour."
Wednesday night is only the first of Adele's Wembley dates, so it's still unclear whether she'll make a more formal announcement in one of her later dates. But the world will miss a pop star of her class and caliber. After all, this is a woman who turned out to support victims of the London tower fire incognito, and shares this kind of message at her concerts: