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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.

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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!

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There's no sophomore slump here.

Following the enormous success of "Rolling in the Deep," Adele has been performing "Someone Like You" at concerts and award ceremonies all summer long. It's a beautiful, simple ballad, featuring the kind of lyrical ability and raw emotion that few other artists could even attempt to pull off.

And now it has its own official music video! Watch Adele stroll through the streets of Paris below, sullen, alone and engrossing:

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Adele is more than just one of the most talented singers out there. She's also one of the most honest.

In the October issue of Vogue UK, the singer opens up on a number of topics, sounding very much like anyone else might when discussing pre-concert jitters and insecurities over her body...

Adele Vogue Cover

On dealing with nerves: “I puke quite a lot before going on stage. Though never actually on stage. But then, I s— myself before everything... the bigger the freak-out, the more I enjoy the show!”

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Adele is very sorry, but she's also very sick.

The ultra talented, popular singer canceled one show at Plymouth Pavilions in England last night and has done the same for this evening's scheduled performance at Bournemouth International Centre. We'll let Adele, courtesy of a statement on her website, explain why:

Adele on Stage

"hi guys, sorry about the first 2 shows. im as useless as a slug right now, ive had a rotten cold since i got home earlier this week and was hoping it wouldnt make its way onto my chest. but unfortunately it has and its leaving me breathless and i cant hold any of my notes when i sing."

Here's to hoping Adele feels better soon, and here's a link to her rendition of "Someone Like You" at last week's MTV Video Music Awards. It was fantastic.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

There were crazy outfits, alternate personalities, curse-filled acceptance speeches and a lot more at the MTV Video Music Awards.

But, sometimes, it's all about the voice. Enter Adele.

The British sensation took home three trophies at the event, as well as non-stop praise from the country's leading artists. Said Lady Gaga during the pre-show: “She’s a breath of fresh air and she’s so exciting and her music is adding another dimension to radio that’s so important. She’s [also] a truly lovely person - which, to me, is always my favorite.”

Watch Adele sing "Someone Like You" at the VMAs now:

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Young British singer Adele, whose album 21 is currently enjoying widespread critical and commercial success, has paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

Adele, like Amy, attended London’s BRIT performing arts school, says the singer, who was found dead Saturday “paved the way for artists like me."

While Winehouse single-handedly "got people excited about British music again,” Adele doesn't think she “ever realised just how brilliant she was.”

Adele's statement, headlined “AMY FLIES IN PARADISE X,” appears below:

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“not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it. with no fuss and no compromise. but she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try."

"if she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say f— off. it came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much."

"we believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them. Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about british music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing."

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Bad news for the good folks out west: Due to laryngitis, Adele has been forced to cancel five dates on her current North American tour.

A statement on the singer's website reads:

She was diagnosed last Thursday in Minneapolis, MN, where doctors ordered immediate rest and postponement of that night's engagement at First Avenue. Adele performed on Saturday evening in Denver, CO (Ogden Theater) which proved too early a return to the stage. Adele’s show last Sunday evening in Salt Lake City, UT was postponed last minute when her illness worsened. Adele has also been forced to postpone shows in Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theatre) on May 31, Seattle, WA on June 1 and Portland, OR on June 3.

The tour will resume on June 4 in San Francisco, CA.

Keep an eye out for news of rescheduled shows. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Adele Biography

Adele on the Red Carpet Adele is an English recording artist and songwriter, whose style blends blues, soul and pop. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to... More »
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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
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