Adele using voice-generating phone app to communicate

Singer is speaking through a computer voice so she can rest her throat

Adele is currently using a voice-generating application on her smartphone to communicate with people, according to reports.

The Sun claims that the singer is using the device, which reads out messages she types into her phone in a similar style to Dr Stephen Hawking’s voice module, so she can rest her vocal chords following her throat surgery in America earlier this month.

A source said:

She’s been using the speaking app to buy coffee at Starbucks and to order cabs. It is far easier to communicate using it rather than writing everything down on paper and showing people.

Adele had previously told her fans that her vocal chord microsurgery to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp had been a success, but also warned: “I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever.”

The singer was forced to cancel all her remaining live dates this year in order to have the surgery. She called off 10 shows that she was due to perform in North America and six UK gigs.

Earlier this week, Boy George told the ’21’ star to give up her smoking habit to help protect her voice. He told Adele, who has previously said that she would rather give up singing than kick her habit, that “it isn’t a great idea” for a singer to smoke and described his own decision to give up as “the best thing I ever did”.