Adele finally underwent microsurgery in Boston to stop recurrent vocal cord bleeding from a benign polyp, reports the Los Angeles Times. The year’s top-selling artist was operated on by Dr. Zeitels, the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center, and the doctor who performed American Idol judge Steven Tyler’s throat surgery five years ago. “Dr. Zeitels expects Adele to make a full recovery from her laser microsurgery,” read a statement from the medical center.
On Sunday, Adele was the recipient of the MTV Europe Music Awards statue for Best UK & Ireland act. To date, her sophomore album 21 has sold over four million copies in the US and spent a total of 13 weeks atop the album chart so far. Meanwhile, her inescapable smash “Rolling In The Deep” was perched atop the Hot 100 for seven weeks earlier this year, while its follow-up “Someone Like You” only recently ceded the chart throne to Rihanna’s “We Found Love” after a five-week run at #1.
Up next for Adele: she’s nominated for four American Music Awards, including Favorite Female Artist, Pop Or Rock Album and Artist Of The Year. The AMAs will air on ABC on November 20.
Unfortunately, a press release was circulated last month that stated the pop-soul singer had canceled all her remaining public appearances for the year to allow time for her throat to heal. Guess we won’t be seeing her pick any of her prizes up in person should she win in two weeks?
Oh well — our best wishes to Adele for a speedy recovery!