Adele Expected to Make Full Recovery After Throat Surgery

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After only two albums, could Adele’s career have already been on the line?

There must have been considerable worrying surrounding the vocal ability of the 23-year-old British singer-songwriting sensation as she went under the knife, receiving scheduled surgery on her throat.

The good news for all concerned is that she’s expected to make a full recovery from sinister-sounding “vocal cord microsurgery.” The Grammy winner had the procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, performed by Dr. Steven Zeitels, head of the Voice Center, who has previously operated on Steven Tyler.

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The operation should stop recurrent bleeding and prevent possible rupture from a benign polyp. And that will come as a relief, considering that in October she had to scrap her remaining concert dates and appearances for the rest of the year. “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___,” she said on her blog recently. “Singing is literally my life, it’s my hobby, my love, my freedom and now my job.”

Adele had already told fans that she’s given up smoking and drinking to save her voice. If cursing remains her only vice, it will hopefully mean that we can continue to enjoy her more soulful words on record and in person.

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