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Adele has vocal cord surgery in Boston

Adele performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. Getty

(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.

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