Bjork Surgery: Singer’s Vocal Cord Operation A Success

Icelandic singer Bjork has undergone successful surgery to remove a polyp from her vocal cords.

In a note posted on her website Wednesday, Bjork told her fans she had been battling with throat problems for years and at first attempted to quell the issue by changing her and working out but it just wasn’t enough.

The final straw, according to the 49-year-old eclectic singer, was when she was forced to cancel shows “and Biophilia residencies in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Portugal due to having inflamed vocal cord nodules.”

At that point, Bjork knew it was time to take more extreme measures.

The “Hyperballad” singer wrote:

“Few years ago doctors found a vocal polyp on me chords… i decided to go the natural way and for 4 years did stretches and tackled it with different foods and what not. Then they discovered better technology and I got tempted into hi tech lazer stuff and I have to say, in my case anyway: surgery rocks! I stayed quiet for 3 weeks and then started singing and definitely feel like my chords are as good as pre nodule! It´s been very satisfying to sing all them clear notes again. im sorry i had to cancel stuff earlier in the year, didn’t want to talk about this until i knew for sure if it would work.”

“So looking forward to singing for you in 2013 all the warmth,” she added.

UPI notes that Bjork is the latest major singer to undergo vocal cord surgery. Adele and Keith Urban both underwent the procedure last year.