Adele's silent treatment

The '21' star has been told by doctors to have a break from singing to cure her acute laryngitis.

Doctors have apparently said that she could do serious long term damage to her voice, and may develop nodules on her vocal chords.

That has led them to advise to her to refrain even from talking for 30 days! Adele wrote frustratedly on her website: "There is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctors' advice and rest some more."

She's already postponed her American tour due to the problem, and it's likely she'll have to the same for forthcoming gigs.

The soulful singer has also been warned that her smoking habit will only make her problem worse, having recently revealed how, despite the ilness, how difficult she finds it without her ciggies.

A source close to the singer told the News of the World: "Adele's voice is very special. But if she continues to abuse it in the way she has, then she could lose it completely."

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