Dr Steven Zeitels says she'll be able to perform 'beautifully for years to come'
Adele‘s throat surgeon has dismissed fears that she may be making her live comeback at tomorrow evening’s Grammy Awards (February 13) too early.
The ’21’ songstress went under the knife in America last November to have vocal chord microsurgery in order to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp, a condition which forced to shelve all of her remaining live dates of 2011.
Tomorrow’s ceremony will see her sing for the first time since her operation, but her surgeon Dr Steven Zeitels insisted that she was ready to perform live again, telling the Boston Herald:
It’s not too early for Adele to be performing. I couldn’t be more pleased with her results. She should be singing beautifully for years to come.
Zeitels, who has been invited to the ceremony in Los Angeles by the singer, added: “People will look at the ability of Adele to come back, and it will change what they think can be accomplished [with vocal surgery]. It’s funny, when you do what I do, you are living through your patients, it’s like being a parent watching your kid on ball field. But she’ll do fine.”
Adele recently opened up about her problems with her voice for the first time (February 9), revealing that the illness had “felt like something had popped” in her throat and claiming that she used a voice-generating application on her phone to communicate with people.
She has been nominated in six different categories at this year’s Grammy Awards. Earlier this week (February 8), Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl said he was honoured to be competing for gongs with the ‘Someone Like You’ star and claimed that “she gives us all hope”.