Adele Surgery: Prognosis Good, Says Doctor

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
November 8, 2011|8:56 am

The singing sensation Adele has undergone surgery for throat polyps in Boston – receiving a good prognosis from doctors.

The Brit’s prized vocal cords needed repair via laser microsurgery Monday. The Massachusetts General Hospital released this statement:

“Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding) from a benign polyp. This condition is typically the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture.”

The release stated that Zeitels anticipated a full recovery.

The same treatment was given to Steven Tyler at the facility in 2006, according to Booster Shots.

In October, Adele was forced to change her concert schedule due to problems with her throat. The 23-year-old canceled the remainder of her 2011 performances as well as promotional appearances so that she could undergo surgery and then rest and recuperate.

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"I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever," the Grammy Award-winning Adele said on her website. "I have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously I take it and how truly devastated and annoyed I am by this."

This is not the first time Adele has struggled with her vocal chords, as she had already canceled a few U.S. shows in June after getting laryngitis.

"My voice is weak and I need to build it back up. I'm gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as [I can], and start building my overall stamina in my voice, body and mind," said the 23-year-old. "I will be back and I'm gonna smash the ball out the park once I'm touring again. I apologize from the bottom of my heart, sincerely I do."

Many vocalists such as John Mayer and Keith Urban have reported throat problems inhibiting performances this year. Mayer has been forced to postpone the release of his new album, and Urban must undergo surgery to remove throat polyps.

 

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