It was announced today that Adele will be taking the rest of the year off to rest her vocal cords after having throat surgery.

The beloved singer (and current holder of the record for bestselling album of the year for 21) has been cancelling concert dates all year as she battled recurring laryngitis.

Here’s hoping the surgery, which will reportedly do no harm to her singing voice, leads to better health for the singer so she can pursue her sure-to-be-long career worry free starting in 2012.

Our thoughts are with you Adele. Come back to us soon.