British songstress Adele, who was forced to cancel a spate of concert dates in the both the US and the UK this summer due to laryngitis and later a vocal cord hemorrhage, underwent throat surgery in Boston on Monday.
Adele’s surgeon, Dr. Steven M. Zeitels, director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Voice Center, said her “condition is typically the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture” and that he expects her to make “a full recovery from her laser microsurgery.”
A statement from the hospital read:
“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.”
Fingers crossed that this will cure Adele’s vocal woes.
[via Rolling Stone]