Adele’s Rep Plays Down Fans’ Cancer Fears

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October 31, 2011 | 12:30pm EST

A representative for Adele has spoken out to reassure fans the singer does not have throat cancer after the wild rumor swept the internet.
The British soul sensation announced on Friday she has axed the remaining gigs on her 2011 tour to undergo surgery for a persistent throat problem.

The announcement sparked speculation on social networking websites that the singer’s medical issues are more serious than first thought, with some fans fearing she has contracted cancer – but a rep for the star has moved swiftly to kill the rumors.

A spokesman for the Chasing Pavements hitmaker says, “We would like to reiterate that Adele is to undergo surgery for a haemorrhaged vocal cord. All reports regarding any other condition are 100 per cent false.”