Adele: "Not Speaking Was Really Hard After Throat Surgery" - Video

9 February 2012, 10:04 | Updated: 9 February 2012, 17:22

The '21' singer speaks for the first time after her operation last November.

Adele has admitted that she found it "really hard" not speaking after having throat surgery.

The '21' singer had micro surgery last November to stop bleeding from a benign polyp on her vocal chord.

The condition had plagued the star throughout 2011 and the operation forced Adele to cancel tours in the UK and US towards the end of the year.

Speaking in her first interview since the operation, Adele said she struggled to stop talking during the initial recovery period, but was helped by an iPhone app.

"[Not speaking] was really hard," she said. "I love talking."

"I also had an application on my phone that you type the words into it and then it speaks it," she continued.

"But the great thing is I love to swear. Most of [the apps] you can't swear on, but I found this one app where you can swear, so I'm still really getting my point across."

Adele also spoke in detail about the operation during the interview with 60 Minutes.

"I had laser surgery. [They] put lasers down your throat, cut off the polyp, and kind of laser your hemorrhage back together and fix it," she added.

The singer is due to make her live comeback at the Grammy Awards this weekend, before performing at the BRIT Awards in London later this month.