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15 February 2012, 19:31 | Updated: 16 February 2012, 10:38
The 'Someone Like You' singer says the enforced break gave her time to "go over and get over things" while recovering.
Adele says her throat surgery last year helped her become more "at peace" with herself and appreciate the good things in her life.
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer was forced to have laser microsurgery in November 2011 to repair damage to her vocal chords, but admits the recovery process had a positive effect on her outlook.
"I think I just needed to be silenced. And when you are silent, everyone else around you is silent," Adele told US Vogue recently. "So the noise in my life just stopped. It was brilliant.
"It was my body telling me to fix me. I had so much time to kind of go over things and get over things, which is amazing," the 'Set Fire To The Rain' singer explained. "I think if I hadn't had my voice trouble, I would never have broached those subjects with myself. Now I just feel really at peace."
Adele noted that the surgery and her subsequent break from performing, up until her return at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12th February), helped her appreciate all of her success so far.
She added: "My entire life has changed in the last ten weeks. I've never been so happy, and I love it."
Adele's comeback at the 2012 Grammys saw her perform 'Rolling In The Deep' as well as picking up six awards including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year for her 2011 record '21'.