Adele: "Elton John and John Mayer Helped Me Through Recovery"

15 February 2012, 17:18 | Updated: 15 February 2012, 18:00

The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer says she cried a lot after learning her vocal chords needed to be repaired.

Adele has explained the circumstances that led to her to having surgery on her vocal chords last year.

The 'Someone Like You' singer was forced to undergo laser microsurgery towards the end of 2011 to repair damage on her vocal chords, and has revealed she was given advice by several big singers throughout her recovery.

"I've had a sort throat here and there, had a cold and sung through it, but that day it just went while I was onstage in Paris. It was literally like someone had pulled a curtain over it," Adele told US Vogue this month.

Adele explained that after being diagnosed with acute laryngitis in early 2011 she recovered, but in May 2011 suffered a further set-back.

"That was a hemorrhage, a burst blood vessel on my vocal chord," she continued. "That healed, I did a tour, and then it happened again at my best friend's wedding on October 1.

"I knew my voice was in trouble, and obviously I cried a lot. But crying is really bad for your vocal chords too!"

Adele said singers including John Mayer and Elton John reached out to her after hearing about the surgery to help her deal with the situation.

She added: "Lots of artist have had problems with their voices, but you don't know about it. And they are still singing incredibly well in their 50s and 60s."

Adele picked up six awards at the 2012 Grammys on Sunday (12th February) and has since described the event as the "most incredible" night of her life.