Adele has vocal cord surgery in Boston

Adele became a quadruple threat in the eyes of the Guinness World Record committee. She's the first female singer to have two singles and two albums in U.K. top five simultaneously -- a feat previously achieved by The Beatles in 1963. Adele also holds solo female records for the most consecutive weeks at the UK No.1, with 11 weeks at the top, and most cumulative weeks at the UK No. 1, with 16 weeks, for "21." Also, she won a fourth honor for "21," which was named the UK's biggest-selling digital album of all-time, because she sold 320,339 copies in the first 51 days after its release on Jan. 24, 2011. The singer performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Adele performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles.

(CBS/AP) BOSTON - Adele has gone under the knife in hopes of regaining her voice.

The British soul singer had throat surgery to stop a recurrent condition that caused her to cancel tour dates and promotional appearances for the rest of the year.

A spokesman for Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday that the British singer underwent vocal cord microsurgery to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp. The condition is usually the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture.

The hospital says the 23-year-old Grammy winner came to Boston to undergo the surgery with Dr. Steven Zeitels, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center. The hospital says Zeitels expects Adele to make a full recovery from the laser microsurgery.

Columbia Recordsannounced last month that the "Rolling in the Deep" singer would have throat surgery.