Adele 'On the Mend' After Throat Surgery

Rolling Stone

Things are looking up for Adele. After undergoing laser throat micro surgery last week to stop recurring hemorrhaging from her vocal cords – an ailment that forced her to cancel all of her remaining tour dates in 2011 – the 21 singer took to her personal blog yesterday to assure fans that the operation went smoothly. She wrote:

Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes. 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. Thank you to everyone who voted for the awards I’ve won recently as well. Hugely appreciated. I best get back to practicing my mime show now.

When her voice is fully restored, Adele will have even more reason to celebrate: 21, this year’s biggest pop breakthrough, just became the first record to sell a million copies on iTunes in Europe. It is the latest in a string of accolades for the singer’s second album: earlier this year, 21 became the best-selling digital LP of all time in the United States, to the tune of over 1.017 million copies. In July, her current single, the heart-tugging ballad “Someone Like You,” also became the first single to sell over a million copies in the United Kingdom.

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