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Miley Cyrus Undergoes Vocal Surgery: Here's What it Means For Her Performances and Album Plans

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Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 21, 2019 in Las Vegas. 

Miley Cyrus has recently undergone vocal cord surgery for a previously diagnosed condition, a source close to the singer confirms to Billboard.

People reported that after a hospitalization in October for tonsilitis, the singer was told she'd have to have surgery before year's end and following the procedure she's been told to stay silent for several weeks as part of the recovery process.

That means that the singer has to put off any plans to record new music or perform until early 2020, according to the magazine. On Oct. 8, Cyrus, 26, posted a picture of herself in hospital scrubs and said she was "trying to heal" from an undisclosed issue. According to the magazine, shen she was hospitalized last month doctors discovered a separate issue with her vocal cords that she'd had for years without realizing it. 

Cyrus released the She is Coming EP in June, which was the first of three planned six-song EPs, with the as-yet-unscheduled She is Here and She is Everything due out at an as-yet-undetermined time.

A spokesperson for Cyrus could not be reached for further comment at press time.