Icelandic singer Björk has cured her vocal problems with surgery, the pop star announced this week. Björk told fans via her website, “A few years ago doctors found a vocal polyp on [my] chords. I decided to go the natural way and for four years did stretches and tackled it with different foods and what not. Then they discovered better technology and I got tempted into hi-tech laser stuff, and I have to say, in my case anyway: surgery rocks!”
She added, “I stayed quiet for three 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 [those] clear notes again. I’m 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.”
The problem with her vocal chords forced Björk to cancel a number of recent tour dates in South America and Europe, including shows in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina.
The singer has just released a new remix record called ‘Bastards’, which followed her new album ‘Biophilia’, released earlier in the year. She is also due to appear on a forthcoming musical documentary with British naturalist David Attenborough. The programme is entitled Attenborough And Bjork: The Nature Of Music.