The soulful singer blogged that she is “on the mend” and “super happy” after undergoing throat surgery last week for her hemorrhaged vocal cords. The 23-year-old British songstress was forced to cancel several U.S. shows due to health issues with her throat but is currently on the road to recovery.
Adele’s surgeon, Dr. Steven Zeitels, director of the Voice Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, declined to discuss the “Someone Like You” singer’s specific case, but says he has treated several other musicians for similar problems including Steven Tyler, Julie Andrews, and Roger Daltry.
Bad singing habits, such as failing to warm-up before shows, can contribute to vocal injuries. Artists that continue to perform despite being ill and fatigued also make their vocal chords more vulnerable to damage.
Several other singers have had to put their performance schedules on hold due to throat surgery including John Mayer and Keith Urban.
Although it is still unclear when Adele will be able to return to the stage, fans can checkout her concert DVD, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, which will be released on November 29th.
Adele took time on her blog to thank fans for the support but joked that she “best get back to practicing my mime show now.”