Adele set to have throat surgery, cancels all tour dates for the year

Singer Adele performs at the Echo Awards on March 24, 2011, in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Singer Adele performs at the Echo Awards on March 24, 2011, in Berlin.
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(CBS/AP) Adele, who is known for her booming soulful voice, is set to have surgery to bring that voice back. In the meantime she has now canceled all tour dates and promotional appearances for the year.

Columbia Records announced Friday that the 23-year-old British singer will have surgery "to alleviate the current issues with her throat." A full recovery is expected.

Earlier this month, Adele canceled a U.S. concert run due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord. She also canceled concerts in June due to laryngitis.

The statement said that doctors have ordered the Grammy winner to rest her voice and "completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments."

Adele's "21" is the best-selling CD of the year in the United States, selling over 4 million copies.

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