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Björk celebrates 47th birthday with successful throat surgery

on November 21, 2012, 3:22pm

bjork biophilia Björk celebrates 47th birthday with successful throat surgery

Today is Björk’s 47th birthday (!), and she’s celebrating with a new and improved voice. If you recall, the Icelandic singer-songwriter was forced to cancel several shows earlier this year due to an inflamed vocal cord nodules. But now she’s singing “all them clear notes again” after undergoing laser surgery to remove a vocal chord polyp.

As Björk explains on her website:

“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 , didnt 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 ,björk.”

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