This is a day we have all been waiting for. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Adele[/lastfm] has undergone laser throat surgery. In the last few weeks, Adele has had to make the tough decision to cancel all of her shows and appearances for the remainder of the year.
[photogallerylink id=104427 align=left]This news came in response to the singer’s battle with throat issues that manifested as laryngitis and eventually leading to a vocal hemorrhage that threatened Adele’s future as a singer, “Singing is literally my life … I have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously I take it. Wanting to do something so bad and not being able to is the most frustrating thing as I’m sure you know,” she wrote in a message to her fans on her website blog “My voice is weak and I need to build it back up. I’m gonna be starting up vocal rehab [soon] and start building my overall stamina in my voice, body and mind.”
Her hiatus were under doctor’s orders but that obviously didn’t take the sting out her not being able to perform, “It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011,” read a statement on her website last month. “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.”
Luckily, Adele was able to consult with one of the best vocal specialists in the entire world, Dr. Steven Zeitels, who serves as the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center, which happens to be one of the best hospitals in the United States 10 years running. He’s been a pioneer in vocal surgery techniques and has assured fans and family alike that Adele’s prognosis looks good.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the surgery uses special lasers to stop the vocal cord bleeding and has successfully been performed on other singers in the past, including Aerosmith’s [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steven Tyler[/lastfm] in 2006, who made a full recovery.
This recovery time for this type of procedure is about a month or two, so if all goes without a hitch, expect to see your songbird fluttering her vocal chords to audiences all around the world sometime next year. I know that I can’t wait.
Get well soon!
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