Poor [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm] can’t seem to catch a break these days. Just days after appearing on at the UK Q Magazine Awards show, taking home 2 prizes for Best Female Artist and Best Track, with “Rolling in the Deep,” she has announced that she must cancel the rest of this year’s appearances and shows to undergo throat surgery.
Her label, Columbia Records released a statement: “It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011. She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”
[photogallerylink id=104427 align=left]When an artist with the vocal capabilities of Adele is threatened by an issue like this, it’s clear that they must take adequate time to recuperate and heal. Her livelihood is literally tied into her voice, but more than that, it’s tied to who she is as a person, writing in her blog if “i continue to pick up everything before i have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud. i will be totally and utterly f***ed. singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever.”
On her website and blog, Adele has been keeping fans up to date on her throat situation, writing back in early October, “in may i went on tour in the U.S, i was in minneapolis which was about half way through the tour. i made a skype call in the morning on the day of the show and during it my voice suddenly switched off like a light! it was literally as if someone pulled a curtain over my throat. i knew something was wrong and panicked but convinced myself id be fine. i got to soundcheck and knew immediately i couldnt perform and with doctors advice cancelled the show.” This marked the beginning of her worries. Later she was diagnosed with a hemorrhage on her vocal chords while resting in LA.
We wish nothing the very best for Adele. Can’t wait for you to get back your feet! In the meantime, if you’re itching for LIVE Adele, she is releasing a live album and DVD in November. Check it out!
Take your time, Adele. “Take It All” (Live) by Adele