November 8th, 2011
10:07 AM ET
After a series of cancellations this year due to vocal issues, Adele has undergone throat-related surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and the medical center tells CNN that the Brit singer is expected to have a full recovery.
In a statement, the hospital explains that Adele underwent laser microsurgery to put a stop to "recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage," which typically is "the result of blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture."
The physician who performed the procedure - who, incidentally, has also conducted a similar operation on Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler - is confident that the "Someone Like You" singer will be fine.
In late October, Adele canceled the remainder of her 2011 appearances with the announcement that she was planning to have this operation.
Earlier that month, she also pulled out of her 10-city tour in the U.S. due to vocal cord bleeding. She also postponed dates of her U.S. tour over the summer due to laryngitis.
Those who purchased tickets to see Adele at a 2011 engagement have been able to seek a refund via their point of purchase.
In the meantime, there's always "21," her lauded chart-topping album that has gone on to sell more than 2.5 million copies.
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