Adele is 'doing really well' after vocal cord surgery
Grammy Award-winning singer Adele took to her blog to tell fans she's "doing really well" after undergoing surgery on her vocal cords to stop a reoccurring condition on Monday, November 7.
"Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes. I'm doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive with it all," the 23-year-old singer wrote on November 14. "The operation was a success and I'm just chilling out now until I get the all clear from my doctors."
The singer has had to cancel tour dates and promotional appearances for the year because of the issue. A spokesperson for Massachusetts General Hospital told the Associated Press that the British songstress underwent vocal cord microsurgery to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp. The condition is usually the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture.
Dr. Steven Zeitels, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center performed the surgery on the 23-year-old.
Adele first announced the news of her surgery on October 28. "It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011," read a statement from Adele's official website. "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."
Previously the singer's spokesperson had to deny rumors that the singer was suffering from throat cancer. Her spokesperson told People magazine, "We would like to reiterate that Adele is to undergo surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal cord." The statement went on to say, "All reports regarding any other condition are 100 percent false."
In June, the singer canceled the remaining dates on her tour after falling ill and being told she needed several weeks of "absolute voice rest."
She eventually rescheduled 14 performances on the sold-out North American leg of her tour and added six more to the itinerary after recovering from laryngitis. Those performances have since been canceled.
The singer is up for four American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20 including Favorite Female Artist and Artist of the Year. Check out the full list of nominees here.
The 2011 American Music Awards show will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 20, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.