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British pop superstar and international songstress Adele has successfully come out of throat surgery in Boston, Massachusetts. The musician has had to cancel a series of concerts over the past year due to ongoing medical issues with her throat. Adele was suffering from a hemorrhage to her vocal chords, a very serious complication that threatened to end her outstanding career.
The surgery was done at Massachusetts General Hospital and Adele is expected to make a full recovery. Adele had a laser microsurgery administered on her vocal chords. This was done in order to avoid a rupture on a benign polyp. Adele has been suffering from recurrent bleeding, which the surgery has stopped.
“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, who is also the Eugene B. Casey Professor of Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard Medical School, has pioneered many vocal cord surgical procedures including the use of specialized lasers to stop vocal cord bleeding in singers. He has performed this unique procedure for many vocalists including Steven Tyler, allowing him to return to full performance.” said a statement released by Massachusetts General Hospital.
To completely recover from the throat surgery, Adele must take the rest of the year off to relax her voice. The remainder of her concerts and all promotional appearances have been canceled in order for Adele to completely regain her strength and her voice. It is under doctor’s strict orders that she refrains from singing.
Adele has been widely known to be a smoker, which she has recently given up to keep her voice intact. In one of her most recent appearances at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, she announced that she quit smoking and drinking. Rumors were surfacing around the internet that Adele was going into surgery because she was suffering from throat cancer.
The accusations were false, as a representative for the singer stated “We would like to reiterate that Adele is to undergo surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal chord. All reports regarding any other condition are 100% false.”
Reena Gupta, the Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, commented on the idea that Adele could be suffering from throat cancer at age 23. “Even if she smokes two packs per day, and has been for a decade, it is nearly impossible to develop smoking-related cancer at such a young age. Other cancers do occur in this age group, but not those that arise from smoking.”
The 23 year old Grammy award winning performer has shot to recent fame after her sophomore album, 21, gained huge success across the world. Chart topping hits, including “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep” have been aired widely on radio stations and has helped Adele become one of the most popular singers in 2011.
Although Adele will be resting for the remainder of the year, it is still unknown when the singer will return to the stage.