Adele is set to show the world how adept she is at overcoming adversity, with her forthcoming performance at the Grammy Awards. The performance will be the first time that she has sung live to an audience since her vocal cord surgery last year. And the 'Rolling in the Deep' singer explained to Anderson Cooper how she didn't allow the simple fact of not being able to talk stop her swearing. Never one to let an obstacle get in her way, Adele hunted high and low until she found a speech app on her phone that let her swear.
She told Cooper "I had a notepad and I also had an application on my phone that you type the words into and it speaks it.But the great thing is, most of them you can't swear on, but I found this one app where you can swear, so I was still really getting my point across!" According to the UK Press Association, Adele was ordered by doctors to completely rest her voice for five weeks after she had laser surgery to cure a haemorrhage on her vocal cords.
Adele's second album, 21 has been at number one on the US charts for 18 weeks now; the first album to have achieved that length of time at the top spot since the Bodyguard soundtrack was released. The album has been nominated for Album Of the Year at this year's Grammys, along with Foo Fighters' Wasting Light, Lady GaGa's Born This Way, Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Rihanna's Loud.