Adele OK After Vocal Surgery
According to Billboard and New York Magazine, Adele’s surgery to prevent a recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage was successful. Adele’s recurring vocal issues forced the singer to cancel the remainder of her 2011 dates.
The singer was operated on by Dr. Zeiteis at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Zeiteis has performed a similar surgery on Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
“(Adele’s) condition is typically the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture,” a statement from the Massachusetts General Hospital said.
“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.”
In other news, although you probably won’t be able to catch the singer live for some time, she’s got a live DVD out on Nov. 29. You can check it out over at her website.
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