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Adele Goes on the Disabled List Until 2012 After Throat Surgery


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Adele's 21 keeps selling at a monumental pace, but it's not all good news for the British songstress: She has canceled all of her 2011 tour dates in order to undergo throat surgery. Adele twice postponed U.S. tours after suffering from voice problems, most recently laryngitis, and when the doctors' order of vocal rest did not heal the singer's cords, surgery was the only solution. In addition to the canned American dates, six U.K. shows were also axed.

"It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011," a statement on the singer's official site reads. "She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments."

Fortunately for Adele, these last few months of 2011 are relatively quiet in terms of award shows, though she will miss the American Music Awards on November 20th, where she scored a league-leading four nods. While the surgery means she won't be able to further promote 21 for the Black Friday sales surge, she should hopefully be healthy enough to sing at next year's Grammys, where Adele is all but guaranteed at least a half dozen major nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" and Album of the Year for 21.

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