Adele's vocal cords are in bad shape.
After a year plagued with canceled tour dates and serious bouts of laryngitis, the British singer is on the shelf for the remainder of 2011 after throat surgery.
Her record company announced the news with "deep regret," confirming that all Adele's concert dates and promotional appearances are cancelled until 2012.
Adele's label said in a statement:
"She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments."
It's unclear when the 23-year-old - whose 21 is currently the bestselling album of the year - is expected to return, but the surgery will not impact her voice.
No 2012 appearances have yet been set, but the Grammys are set for February 12. That would seem like an appropriate time and place for a comeback.
Unlike the reaction of most Red Sox fans when they heard John Lackey will miss all of 2012 with Tommy John Surgery, here's hoping Adele returns ASAP!