Adele used phone app to curse

2012-02-09 07:33

British singer Adele has broken her silence after vocal cord surgery, revealing that one of the hardest aspects of being unable to speak while recuperating was not cursing.

Her solution: resort to a smartphone voice app.

“The great thing is, because I love to swear, most of them (apps) you can’t swear on but I found this one app where you can swear. So I was still really getting my point across,” the singer told Anderson Cooper in an interview to be aired on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

A portion of the interview was released yesterday.

The 23-year-old singer, who has captured the attention of millions of listeners with her raw, soulful voice on sophomore album 21 and is currently up for six Grammy nominations, revealed the moment she realised there was something wrong with her voice.

She was singing live on a French radio station.

“(It was) like someone put a curtain over my throat ... and I could feel it. It felt like something popped in my throat,” said Adele.

The singer then underwent laser surgery to remove a hemorrhaged polyp on her vocal cords in November and was placed on strict vocal rest.

It was a challenge she told Cooper she found “really hard” because “I love talking”.

Adele, who is set to make her live comeback on the Grammy stage on Sunday, told Cooper that while she has never felt more confident in her singing, the surgery was a wake-up call to help her realise her vocal limits.

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