The 39th Annual American Music Awards are currently underway at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and breakout singer of the year Adele is missing.
The British singer who is nominated for four awards (Best Female Artist, Best Adult Contemporary Artist, Artist of the Year, and Favorite Album) is recuperating at home after undergoing surgery in Boston last week to remove a benign polyp in her throat.
While a full recovery is expected for the U.S. and UK’s best selling artist of the year (4 million albums worldwide for her sophomore album 21) she has already been forced to cancel her US tour and all other appearances until the end of the year and is not traveling as she recovers.
Other top nominees in attendance include Kat Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift along with The Band Perry and Lil Wayne, all of whom are nominated for three awards each.
In the meantime Adele wrote on her blog this past Tuesday:
“Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes. I’m doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive with it all,” the “Someone Like You” singer wrote.
Not having Adele at a music awards show in 2011 just seems wrong but we’re happy she’s getting the treatment her throat needed so she can continue to write the type of songs that propelled her to fame, perhaps she’ll be taking some of her time off to compose her next smash hit album.
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