British singer-songwriter Adele highly-anticipated new album, probably titled 30, was slated to be released in September.
Adele had previously announced her intention to release the album in September, marking her first released album since 2015.
In a new interview, the singer's manager, Jonathan Dickins has confirmed that the album will not be released in September as anticipated and admitted that there is currently no date for when it will hit shelves.
Dickins revealed in a press statement that the coronavirus pandemic was to blame, adding: "It isn’t coming in September, it’ll be ready when it’s ready. We are all in the same boat, you are doing stuff and then all of a sudden, the world stops."
He continued: "It will come when it is ready. I cannot put a date on that yet. We have music, but we are still working."
Back in April, fans expressed fears that the pandemic had pushed the album's release date, following a comment by Adele on Instagram during an Instagram Live between producers Babyface and Teddy Riley.
The pandemic had also led Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Alanis Morissette, and others to put their forthcoming album releases on hold.
The novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has infected more than one million people and killed over 234,139 worldwide. It also hit several celebrities and top political figures around the world.
The virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses’ family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.
The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”.
On February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words “corona”, “virus” and “disease”.
In December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
Transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.
Coronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
It is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.
The virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.
People across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.
Adele sings about being "optimistic" following her porce
Adele, who filed for porce from her husband Simon Konecki in September, is set to drop a new track on being 'optimistic' about moving on from her failed marriage.
Furthermore, the new album will feature a collaboration with OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who had previously helped Adele to write classic hits such as "Rumour Has It", and "Turning Tables".
He gave fans some good news last month when he said: 'I'll just say that she sounds better than ever.'
The star, whose last album, 25, sold 22 million copies worldwide and earned two Grammy Awards, released her debut album 19 in 2008, followed by 21 in 2011 and 25 in 2015, which each spawned massive tours.
Adele was reportedly 'feeling free' after filing for porce from Konecki, after announcing their separation in April 2019.
Since then the songstress has stunned fans with her incredible transformation after losing seven stones.
A source told People that the artist is 'definitely getting ready both mentally and physically to promote new music.'