Adele is on the road to recovery after her recent throat surgery. The British singer posted a note to fans on Monday in which she gave them an update on the procedure to remove a benign polyp from her vocal cords.
"Sorry I haven't written for a while. Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes," she wrote. "I'm doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive with it all. The operation was a success and I'm just chilling out now until I get the all clear from my doctors."
Last week the doctors who performed the procedure gave an update on the surgery. "Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding) from a benign polyp," read a statement from Massachusetts General Hospital, where the surgery took place. "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."
scrapped all her remaining 2011 performances and appearances on doctor's orders.
The vocal problems were the latest hiccup in the 23-year-old singer's plans to tour the U.S., which were previously derailed when she had to call off a string of gigs due to a bout of laryngitis.
While fans won't be able to catch Adele live anytime soon, they can check out her first live concert film, "Live at the Royal Albert Hall," which hits stores on November 29. The nearly 90-minute event focuses on her singing, eschewing the typical backstage vignettes, interviews with fans and confessional moments.