UK singer Adele cancelled the final two shows of her world tour, due to take place at London's Wembley Stadium last weekend, after damaging her vocal cords.
The "devastated" singer said she’d taken the decision following medical advice.
"To say I'm heartbroken would be a complete understatement," London-born Adele wrote in a Twitter post.
She explained: "I had to push a lot harder than I normally do... it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords.
"On medical advice, I am simply unable to perform over the weekend.
"I've considered doing Saturday night's show, but it's highly unlikely I'd even make it through the set and I simply can't crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way."
马上学：文中walk out on sb表示的是“离开、抛弃（某人）”，例：He walked out on his wife and children.
US actor Robert Downey Jr. may hang up his super suit and give up playing Iron Man sometime soon.
Since taking on the role of Tony Stark in 2008, Downey Jr.’s Iron Man installments have been a smash hit, but he said in a recent interview that he’s worried that remaining in the role for too long could tarnish the character’s legacy.
“I could have said when the first ‘Avengers’ came out: ‘It’s never going to get any better than that. Everybody stop.’ But to me, it’s always about people and opportunities,” he told News Corp Australia.
“I just never want to blow the last six or seven [Marvel movies] I have done by dropping the ball because I decided to go do it one more time. I just want to hang up my jersey before it’s embarrassing.”
马上学：《钢铁侠》系列电影可谓轰动一时，表示“轰动的演出”、“十分流行的事物”英文可用smash hit来表示。表示“大为轰动，使……为之倾倒”还可以用短语take… by storm。
Singing superstar Rihanna is setting her sights on the big screen.
The “Work” singer revealed that she's got huge goals for her budding acting career, and hopes that one day she'll join the ranks of fellow singers-turned-actresses Cher and Jennifer Hudson and nab herself an Oscar.
She told The Sun newspaper: “I’d love to get there one day. Who doesn’t want to be told they are doing a great job?
“I work hard and put my all into everything I do but the rest isn’t up to me.”
马上学：Lofty意思是“宏伟的，（目标）远大的”，即(ideas, beliefs, attitudes etc) showing high standards or high moral qualities。例如：He had set himself the lofty goal of reaching the world’s top five.