21. June 2011
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Perhaps it is a heartbreaking news for a singer to be advised by a doctor to stop singing, that’s what happened to Adele. Her doctor advised her to stop singing or even talking for at least one month due to laryngitis, according to the reports. As a result, Adele’s North American concert tour was force to cancel showing no signs of improvements.
She wrote a blog on her official website: “ I’ve been told to cancel tonights show in Minneapolis because my voice has gone. I hate to cancel especially at such short notice. I am truly devastated, I’m here in the city and tried to do soundcheck at the venue but if I push through it tonight, it’ll take me longer to get better and more shows may need cancelling. Please forgive me!”
If she refuse to take the doctor’s advice, the damage could result to further damage. Nodules can develop on vocal cords, a condition that affected Julie Andrews and permanently altered the Sound of Music actress’s voice after surgery in the late 1990s. Smoking can worsen the problem, although quitting earlier this year for two months, the singer pull herself back to cigarette: I gave up smoking for two months. It was f****** grim. I stopped smoking, drinking, eating or drinking citrus, spicy foods and caffeine. It was so f****** boring. My voice was better when I wasn’t smoking. Within a week I noticed it had changed, but I’d rather my voice be a bit s*** so I can have a laugh.”
Due to laryngitis, the singer has signed up for singing lessons just this month with vocal trainer Ron Anderson. While Adele’s unique voice has propelled her to the top of the American charts, lessons with Anderson would involve learning a singing method for reducing the wear and tear on her vocal cords from performing frequently.