Adele begins ‘basic vocal training’ and gives up drinking

'21' star's recovery from throat surgery is underway, says insider

Adele has begun “basic vocal training” following her throat surgery this year and is also planning on having a booze-free Christmas, according to reports.

The ’21’ songstress went under the knife to have vocal chord microsurgery in America last month, in order to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp, and her condition also forced to cancel all of her remaining live dates of 2011.

However, UsMagazine claims that the star is now on the road to recovery and quotes a source as saying: “[Adele] is in a great place at the moment… She recently started some basic vocal training [but] she’s taking it slowly.”

They also claimed that the singer would be giving up alcohol and partying to keep her voice in good condition, adding: “She’s not going out raving or drinking. It’s going to be really quiet.

“[She] wants to keep a low profile. She’s hoping the first half of next year can be pretty low-key – no concerts, TV shows, magazine interviews, music or anything like that. As she puts it, she wants to just take it easy and enjoy a well deserved break, with no pressure to record or perform.”

Last week, it was reported that Adele was set to leave London to live in the countryside, as she wants to save her throat from pollution (December 18). It has also previously been claimed that she was using a computer-generated voice application on her mobile phone to communicate with people (November 30).

Earlier this month, meanwhile, Adele warned her fans not to expect a follow-up to her chart-topping album ’21’ in the near future. The singer said she is definitely taking a break before she pens songs for her next record and it is unlikely to see the light for at least two or three years.