Adele on her voice problems: ‘It felt like something popped in my throat’

Singer speaks about vocal problems before her Grammys comeback

Adele has said it “felt like something popped” inside her throat before she underwent an operation to save her voice.

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.

With Adele set to make her performing comeback at the Grammys in Los Angeles this weekend (February 12), she told US television show 60 Minutes that she knew instantly that she had developed problems with her voice, revealing:

It felt like someone put a curtain over my throat. It felt like something popped in my throat.

The singer also confirmed reports that she had used a voice-generating application on her phone to communicate with people, adding: “I had an application on my phone that you type the words into it and then it speaks it. But the great thing is I love to swear. Most of [the apps] you can’t swear on, but I found this one app where you can swear, so I’m still really getting my point across.”

Adele has been nominated in six different categories at this year’s Grammy Awards. Yesterday (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”.