Singing Lessons From AdeleOctober 30, 2011 No Comments
“Never, never listen to anybody when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me.” –Mariah Carey
Adele can’t sing.
She has been diagnosed with a vocal cord hemorrhage.
What in the world???
I love me some Adele!
Loved that young woman from the start. She had me at Chasing Pavements.
Her soul, her writing, her seemingly effortless talent.
Now this Grammy-winning singer is sidelined with vocal issues.
They have forced her to cancel all of her 2011 performances!
A statement on Adele’s website says she’s going to have to have surgery and that a full recovery is expected.
Other famous singers have had trouble keeping their voices strong and healthy:
Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Justin Timberlake.
Adele’s situation is serious. It is more than simple laryngitis. Bleeding is involved here.
According to a fact sheet from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, “vocal hemorrhage results when one of the blood vessels on the surface of the vocal cord ruptures and the soft tissues of the vocal cord fill with blood.”
This is sick. As singers, we can damage our voices forever if we don’t allow our vocal cords to heal completely when there is trouble. Absolute voice rest means absolute voice rest.
I am saddened by what has had to Adele. I like the rest of her fans want her back on stage when she is fully over this episode.
Moving forward, I will be thinking about Adele. She had made me recommit to my daily vocal exercises, warm-ups, and practice.
I fully recognize that in order to build a strong and healthy voice… to maintain it.. we have to go back to the basics.
It’s the simplest most important thing I can do to make my singing the joyful process it was meant to be.
Onward + Upward!
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