Brixton-born singer Adele has been warned by doctors not to sing or even talk for at least a month while she recovers from acute laryngitis.

Adele was told that even letting out a peep could cause serious damage to her vocal chords and mean she would have to take a prolonged absence from the mic.

The unwanted news came as Adele prepared to embark on her US tour which has had to be cancelled due to her losing her voice. The Rolling In The Deep songstress took to her website to reassure her fans

There is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctors’ advice and rest some more

This kind of news is the worst thing any performer could hear, but Adele admitted she is finding it impossible to stay away from her smoking addiction which could also potentially affect her voice.

The star has since returned to the UK whilst she rests.

We hope you get well soon Adele.