Chart-topper Adele is currently recovering after undergoing vocal cord surgery that forced her to cancel the rest of her tour dates. In a statement released by Massachusetts General Hospital where she had her procedure, it states that the surgery was successful and her prognosis is good. The “Rolling In The Deep” singer is expected to make a full recovery from the laser microsurgery.
“Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding) from a benign polyp,” the statement explains. “This condition is typically the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture.”
It continues, “Based on the advice of her doctor and voice therapist in the United Kingdom, Adele came to Boston to consult and undergo corrective voice surgery with Dr. Zeitels, the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center.”
Dr. Zeitels is also known as the same surgeon who performed a similar procedure on Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in 2006.
Adele first had trouble with her throat earlier this year after catching the flu from December 2010. Though not fully recovered, she continued to tour in March, which eventually led to her diagnosis of laryngitis. Soon after, she suffered a hemorrhage and developed a respiratory and chest infection. Because of this, she opted to undergo vocal cord surgery to save her voice.
Adele will spend the remainder of the year giving her vocal cords a rest. She will reschedule the tour dates she had to postpone some time next year.