Adele: Surgery successful, prognosis good, her doc says
British singer Adele is past surgery and on the road to recovery, according to folks at the Massachusetts hospital where the procedure to repair her vocal cords was done.
Adele's laser microsurgery was done by the same doctor who treated Steven Tyler in 2006, according to Booster Shots, which has the full, detailed info from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
"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," the hospital said, adding that the doc expects a full recovery.
In October, after struggling with voice problems and schedule changes for months, the 23-year-old "Someone Like You" singer canceled the remainder of her 2011 concerts and promotional appearances so she could have the surgery, then rest and recuperate.
One story line to watch: Adele hinted in September that she'd soon be recording the theme song for "Skyfall," the next James Bond film.
Whether producers will keep her on the job until she recovers has yet to be seen — though with a November 2012 opening planned, we'd imagine there's a little leeway before a new crooner simply must be found to serenade her majesty's sexiest spy.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Adele at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press.