Adele Opens Up About Her Surgery
Sunday marks Adele's long awaited return to the stage, as she'll perform at The 2012 Grammy Awards (where she's also nominated in 6 categories).
In anticipation of that, she sits down with 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper and talks, for the first time, about her potentially career threatening vocal surgery.
"I love talking, [so not speaking] was really hard," she says. "I had an application on my phone that you type the words into it and then it speaks it. But ... I love to swear. Most of [the apps] you can't swear on, but I found this one app where you can swear, so I'm still really getting my point across," she laughs.
Of the hemorrhaged vocal chord that could have ruined her singing voice, Adele recalls that it felt like "someone put a curtain over my throat ... and I could feel it. It felt like something popped in my throat."
And while Adele sounds -- and looks -- great now (she performs for Anderson during the interview), she reveals that it's a potentially recurring problem that she'll always have to live with. "If I decide to go on a 200-date world tour, it would happen again," Adele says.
60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on CBS.