Adele to have a throat op

Adele is to have an operation on her throat — to fix an injury that threatens to end her career.

The Someone Like You singer will have surgery on a vocal cord hemorrhage.

The 23-year-old has cancelled all upcoming gigs.

Doctors told her to take the rest of the year off to recuperate.

A statement from her management read: “It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011.

“She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat — and a full recovery is expected.

“Doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”

Adele — whose album 21 is 2011’s top seller worldwide with ten million sales — has been plagued by throat problems all year. She cancelled her US tour earlier this month.

At the time, the singer said she was “heartbroken and worried” by the injury.

She added: “I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully or I risk damaging my voice forever.”

At a gig last month, she told fans she had quit smoking and drinking to save her voice.

She wrote recently: “Singing is literally my life — it’s my hobby, my love, my freedom and now my job.”

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