Adele's 'miracle doctor' talks about singer's return
BOSTON -- Adele had an amazing performance at the Grammy awards on Sunday night and during one of her many acceptance speeches the singer thanked the Mass General doctor who operated on her vocal cords -- bringing that incredible voice back to life.
Adele's album ‘21’ sold more than 17 million copies, and her hit ‘Rolling in the Deep’ became the national break-up anthem, but fans had no idea if Adele’s voice would return after she had laser surgery at Mass General when a polyp on her vocal cord had hemorrhaged.
Thanks to Dr. Steven Zeitels -- who's now being called the miracle doctor -- the voice that so many love is back.
"Typically in these cases I have people on voice rest for about three weeks, they will then speak for a week and they will initiate singing about four weeks average but not go on stage just to begin to feel their singing voice again," he said. "Anywhere from three to eight weeks after that getting ready for full performance."
And at the Grammys Sunday night -- what a performance it was; Adele took home all six awards she was up for, and when she took the stage for best pop solo performance, she thanked her doctors.
"I had absolutely no idea that that was going to happen,” Zeitels said. “I was at the Grammys with my wife. The Grammy foundation had invited us to see the show and my wife and I looked at each other like said ‘did that just happen’?"
The doctor says his phone is ringing off the hook, but even though they are busier than ever he's happy there's more attention now on an issue that affects so many people.
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