Adele's Vocal Cord Surgery Is Successful, Her Doctor Says
Adele has just undergone a vocal cord surgery to put an end on the throat hemorrhages she'd endured. According to a statement released by Massachusetts General Hospital where the singer had the procedure, her surgery is successful and her prognosis is good.
"Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding) from a benign polyp," it was explained. "This condition is typically the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture."
"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." She's now expected to "make a full recovery from her laser microsurgery."
Dr. Zeitels is the same laryngeal-surgery specialist who performed a similar procedure on Aerosmith's frontman Steven Tyler in 2006. The doctor has also fixed the voice problem of The Who's Roger Daltrey. "I got lucky and was introduced to Steven's (Tyler) doctor who does amazing things," he once said. "My voice is better than it's been in years."
Adele got trouble with her throat since January after her voice "was weakened by a bout of flu from December." She hadn't fully recovered when kicking off the tour in March, leading her to being diagnosed with laryngitis. The problem got worse when she suffered a hemorrhage and later developed a respiratory and chest infection.
To avoid the risk of damaging her voice, Adele decided to undergo a throat surgery and take a break for the rest of the year in hopes to recover properly. "We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment caused, and appreciate your understanding during this time," her camp said when announcing the temporary hiatus.
Adele is not the only singer who has to undergo throat surgery this year. A few days ago, Keith Urban decided to go under the knife "to remove a polyp which has developed on his vocal chords." John Mayer also did the same a while back after he was diagnosed with a granuloma, or throat inflammation.
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