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Adele undergoes throat surgery

By | Published on Wednesday 9 November 2011


Adele has undergone a minor surgical procedure at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to correct throat problems that have caused her to cancel a string of US shows this year. It is hoped that the procedure, carried out by Dr Steven Zeitels, who did the same for Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in 2006, will stop the singer’s vocal cord from repeatedly bleeding.

The hospital said in a statement: “Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord haemorrhage 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”.