Chalk another up for the goddess Adele!!
Dr. Steven Zeitels had a little more invested than most of the people watching Adele blow away the Grammy audience — he was her throat surgeon.
Adele had to have surgery in Nov. to fix damaged vocal chords — something that could be very dangerous for a singer.
"I thought her performance was just totally inspirational. I think she sounded great. If you know what her mechanics were like [before the surgery], in the second half of the song, she was just blowing it away. I think she can do anything she wants. If anything, she's better than before. The only thing I hear is that she's cleaner and clearer, which is not surprising.
"[Adele's] case has become the most visual one in the history of voice surgery. With Adele, we wanted it to go right the first time," he said of his recommendation that the singer rest her voice for several months before re-emerging at the Grammys. "[That performance] was a testament to … the view now is that all kinds of people can be restored and repaired and people have contacted us from all over the world. People didn't know how many things could be fixed.
"I think she was a bit nervous. But who wouldn't be? … From my perspective, she can tour tomorrow. She's healed and looks wonderful. It was an outstanding result."
Woo! We are SO glad!!
And he's right, she sounded BETTER than ever!
We're so happy that everything worked out, so proud of her, and she deserves the biggest CONGRATS on her incredible night!
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