Jason Merritt, Getty Earlier this year, Adele won an Academy Award for her…
- Posted on Nov 8th 2011 12:30PM by Cameron Matthews
The Massachusetts General Hospital, where Adele's procedure took place, has since released the following statement about the singer's prognosis:
"Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding) from a benign polyp. 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 ... Dr. Zeitels expects Adele to make a full recovery from her laser microsurgery."
Adele's surgeon, Dr. Zeitels, used specialized lasers to zap away the Brit's vocal-cord bleeding and has been a go-to doctor for other industry stalwarts, including Steven Tyler. Adele has been battling constant voice problems for months, and was even rumored to have throat cancer at one point. This surgery was to be a preemptive stand against any further damage. Hopefully this time she'll get all the rest she needs. Get well soon Adele!