Remember Adele's Vocal Problems?
Here's more information on Vocal issues such as polyps, nodules, and hemorrhages of the vocal cords. When Adele had to stop touring back in 2012, she went on total vocal rest, which is part of my Vocal Rehabilitation Protocol. But Adele also underwent surgery to repair her bleeding larynx. She's lucky she still has her voice. I hope that she's learned to sing correctly, because if not, she will be back on vocal rest to cure her recurring vocal issues that will certainly surface again if she's repeating bad vocal habits. I am an advocate of curing vocal damage naturally, not with surgery.
I got rid of my own vocal nodules without surgery, and I help others who are in a vocal crisis to do the same. If your voice is your work, or your life, or your soul - you don't want to run the risk of damaging the cords during a surgical procedure. Just ask golden voiced Julie Andrews.
Check out these videos and explanations of vocal cord damage courtesy of Dr. Richard D. Thrasher III's blog.
5/27/2014 04:10:14 pm
Hi Beth! I have recently been informed that a I am struggling with Vocal Cord Dysfunction AND Muscle Tension Dysfonia? Also, I saw the photos of my larynx and I have a lesion on the outside of one of my vocal cords. This may explain some of the pain and occasional taste of blood in my throat. I am being very careful, staying on voice rest at every opportunity, following all instructions from the speech pathologist and other specialists. I also tested positive for several chemical allergies, which, I am sure, have affected my throat, since my house had to be reconstructed. I just found out from the contractor that they accidentally forgot to clean out the ventilation system/duct work for the central air and heating unit. What a struggle this year has been for my respiratory system! I am still utilizing what you taught me, which is almost identical to what the speech pathologist is having me do. Amazing!
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If you're serious about singing then you've got to take care of your voice. Here are some healthy ways to do that!
Beth Lawrence, Award-winning singer, songwriter and author of "From Shower To Stage...7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro!"