Singer Adele has vocal cord surgery in Boston

November 7, 2011 - 3:15 PM
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2011 file photo, singer Adele is shown at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Adele has undergone throat surgery to stop a recurrent condition that prompted her to cancel tour dates and promotional appearances for the rest of the year. A spokesman for Massachusetts General Hospital said the British singer underwent vocal cord microsurgery to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

BOSTON (AP) — Adele has undergone throat surgery to stop a recurrent condition that caused her to cancel tour dates and promotional appearances for the rest of the year.

A spokesman for Massachusetts General Hospital says the British singer underwent vocal cord microsurgery to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp. The condition is usually the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture.

The hospital says the 23-year-old Grammy winner came to Boston to undergo the surgery with Dr. Steven Zeitels, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center. The hospital says Zeitels expects Adele to make a full recovery from the laser microsurgery.

Columbia Records announced last month that the "Rolling in the Deep" singer would have throat surgery.