Icelandic songstress Björk announced yesterday that she had had a polyp surgically removed from her vocal chords. In a message on her website yesterday, Björk apologized for having canceled some of her shows earlier in the year. She said that now that she has recovered, her voice is as good as before.
Björk. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.
“Few years ago doctors found a vocal polyp on me chords... i decided to go the natural way and for 4 years did stretches and tackled it with different foods and what not. then they discovered better technology and i got tempted into hi tech lazer stuff and i have to say, in my case anyway: surgery rocks! i stayed quiet for 3 weeks and then started singing and definitely feel like my chords are as good as pre nodule! It’s been very satisfying to sing all them clear notes again. i’m sorry i had to cancel stuff earlier in the year, didn’t want to talk about this until i knew for sure if it would work. so looking forward to singing for you in 2013 all the warmth, björk.”
According to Fréttablaðið, Björk, who turned 47 yesterday, had the operation in Boston by the same doctor who treated British superstar Adele.
When asked if Björk was planning to spend Christmas in Iceland, she said that she was almost always in Iceland for the festive season. “I have always spent half the year in Iceland. I have been here from August to January every year for the last five years in Iceland because my daughter is in school here, and then from January to June she is in school in Brooklyn,” she said.
“I can’t imagine spending the whole year in New York and he [Björk’s partner] not in Iceland, so we have met half way.”
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