Sorry we’re a little late with this, Halloween weekend is a big one around my house! As I’m sure you’ve heard, due to throat surgery Adele has cancelled the remainder of her concert and promotional appearances in 2011:
Adele has scrapped all remaining performances and appearances in 2011 and will undergo surgery to treat her ongoing vocal issues, according to a statement posted Friday (October 28) on her official site.
“It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011. She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat, and a full recovery is expected,” the statement reads. “As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”
An Expert Weighs In:
Dr. Young, who specializes in working with professional singers, said that he’s seen plenty of artists who have dealt with the same sort of issues Adele is suffering through, and usually, the path that led to their injury is the same.
“[Often] it begins with laryngitis, which is inflammation of the voice box, and you can get swelling of the vocal cords too, and that’s bad because it doesn’t vibrate very well,” he explained. “And somebody who’s a singer sometimes tends to push through that, and when they push through that, they cause extra pressure, which can lead to hemorrhage. So it’s kind of a continuum: You strain your voice, you get swelling, the swelling causes you to strain more, you put more pressure there, and then these vessels can rupture.”