Adele 'positive' after surgery on her throat in America

Adele
Adele says she is "very positive" after having surgery on her throat in the US

Adele says she is "positive" and "on the mend" after having minor throat surgery in the US.

The singer had an operation to remove a benign polyp at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this month.

In a blog on her website, she said: "Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes.

"I'm doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive with it all. The operation was a success."

Adele cancelled tour dates in America last month, as well as six gigs in the UK, after problems with her voice.

Doctors told the 23-year-old that she needed to rest her vocal cords and stop all promotional appearances for the rest of the year.

Columbia Records announced she was to have surgery in October.

In her blog she added: "I'm just chilling out now until I get the all-clear from my doctors.

"Thank you to everyone who voted for the awards I've won recently as well. Hugely appreciated.

"I best get back to practicing my mime show now. Take care, miss you all."

Adele was forced to cancel a planned performance at the Mercury Music Prize ceremony in September and missed the Q Awards in London, where she had been due to pick up two trophies.

The star, whose second album 21 is the biggest selling of the year in the UK and US, has struggled with illness since the summer.

In July the singer told Radio 1 she had the "all-clear" from a problem which saw her cancel another US tour in June.

In September the beginning of her UK tour was delayed due to a "severe chest infection".

The singer was also forced to deny rumours on microblogging site Twitter that she had throat cancer.