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This time, rumor doesn't have it. Despite speculation to the contrary on Twitter, Adele's reps are insisting that the British pop star has not been diagnosed with throat cancer.
"We would like to reiterate that Adele is to undergo surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal cord," the 23-year-old singer's rep said in a statement Monday. "All reports regarding any other condition are 100 percent false."
Adele cancelled the U.S. leg of her sold-out winter tour earlier this month, citing a hemorrhaged vocal cord. And, on Oct. 28, the singer revealed via her official site that she'd be scrapping all other tour dates and public appearances in 2011 due to "the current issues with her throat." The post said that the singer needed to "rest her voice" in anticipation of her surgery, but that "a full recovery is expected."
Even so, the latest round of concert cancellations caused rumors to run rampant on Twitter over the weekend, with many suggesting that the "Rumor Has It" songstress had actually been diagnosed with throat cancer.
Adele also had to cancel her summer U.S. tour due to laryngitis, and this vocal-cord hemorrhage is the latest in a long line of throat problems she has suffered -- which is probably what led fans to believe her condition might be more serious than had been revealed. Fortunately, there don't seem to be any larger issues at play.
"Singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever," she wrote on her website after she canceled the first round of tour dates on Oct. 4. "But please have faith in me that this is the only thing I can do to make sure I can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. Truly yours and yours only forever, adele x."