Adele attends the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at Grosvenor House, on September 6, 2011 in London, England

*British singer Adele is expected to make a full recovery from “vocal cord microsurgery,” reports Time magazine.

The Grammy winner had the procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, performed by Dr. Steven Zeitels, head of the Voice Center, who has previously operated on Steven Tyler. The operation should stop recurrent bleeding and prevent possible rupture from a benign polyp.

In October, the 23-year-old singer-songwriting sensation was forced to scrap her remaining concert dates and appearances for the rest of the year. ”If I continue to pick up everything before I have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud, I will be totally and utterly f___,” she said on her blog recently. “Singing is literally my life, it’s my hobby, my love, my freedom and now my job.”

Adele had already told fans that she’s given up smoking and drinking to save the voice heard below in her single “Someone Like You.”