Adele Sings (in Public) for First Time Since Surgery: Watch
Here's a bit of good news for the music industry and fans alike: Adele's voice is fine. More than fine, actually, and in a "60 Minutes" preview aired Friday morning on "CBS This Morning," the soul-pop star sang three verses -- a cappella style -- of her hit song, "Rolling in the Deep."
It was the first time Adele has sung in public since throat surgery in early November and came at the request of interviewer Anderson Cooper. In the "60 Minutes" interview, she also talks about when she first realized there was something wrong with her voice and describes how she managed to communicate without speech.
"It was really hard," she says in the clip. "I love talking… I had a note pad and an application on my phone. You talk the words into it and then it speaks it. The great thing is, I love to swear… and I found one where you can swear, so I could get my point across."
The interview airs on CBS before the Grammys, where she's up for six nominations, including album and song of the year.
Adele's throat problems have plagued her throughout the past year. On Oct. 7, Adele was set to kick off a string of U.S. tour dates -- rescheduled from a June bout of laryngitis -- but announced that she would be unable to perform due to the vocal cord hemorrhage. It was revealed in late She had surgery in early November at Massachusetts General Hospital under the direction of the same surgeon who performed a similar procedure on Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.