Singer and songwriter Miley Cyrus is recovering after undergoing vocal cord surgery, according to PEOPLE.
On 8 November, Cyrus’s boyfriend Cody Simpson appeared to make a reference to the surgery, as he shared a black-and-white photo of the pair with the caption “success”.
The “Mother’s Daughter” singer has already been discharged from hospital, sources are said to have confirmed.
In late October, Cyrus, 26, revealed via an Instagram Story that she had taken a hiatus from singing, writing, “On vocal rest not body”.
The singer was reportedly hospitalised for one day for tonsillitis surgery.
According to sources, the singer was told at the time she would need to have surgery for a separate issue with her vocal cords, which she had unknowingly had for years, and that the recovery process would include several weeks of silence.
As a result of the issue, Cyrus, who had been working on new music, was forced to put recording and performing on hold.
A source close to the singer told PEOPLE she is “doing great and will be back and better than ever early next year.”
Social media fans were quick to offer their sympathy and wishes for a speedy recovery.
Hope she recovers quickly 🥰— 🏳️🌈 (@flopasaurusex) November 9, 2019
I knew it! Her voice has never been the same since bangerz era— 𝒯𝒽𝑜𝓂𝒶𝓈 🎄 (@thomas192125) November 9, 2019
Hope it doesn’t change her voice too much... I like the gravelly sound... take care and prayers for quick healing.— Nalda Donnelly (@NaldaDonnelly) November 9, 2019
sending her good vibes, can’t wait for her return to the stage!— ️ ☽ (@mileysjobro) November 9, 2019
Some netizens were dubious, and thought there might be other reasons for the ‘silence’.
This is the worst excuse for rehab ever— Beth Apfel (@brwnidegrl) November 10, 2019
she is 4 months sober 🤡— Carina SG2 (@cattitude_girl) November 9, 2019
Others criticised the singer’s vocals and singing technique.
Her vocals are terrible anyway. Too much strain to put out a less than subpar sound.— Lauren Michel (@FlyFreeFireFly) November 9, 2019
She’s been straining her vocal cords with this hard rock phase.— Allison Pennell (@brooklynbreeder) November 9, 2019
Our prayers have been answered!— Piranna64 (@piranna64) November 9, 2019
“Will require weeks of silence” pic.twitter.com/vqgPU95ITH— Julie Fitzsimmons (@Julieandfam) November 10, 2019
Maybe she won’t sound like a man anymore?— Ken Major (@yasistahsazz) November 9, 2019
Screamer era vocalists have no technique. They all have nodes or cysts or tears because they don’t know how without killing their cords. Microsurgery can only do so much...— Swk (@SWKoontz) November 10, 2019
Silver lining for the social media. Hopefully she heals without posting every second of it— michael Kelly (@mikekelly6301) November 9, 2019
Miley and Cody 'On the Same Page'
Miley Cyrus released her latest EP "She Is Coming" in June, the first of three six-song EPs the singer said would assemble a full LP titled "She Is Miley Cyrus".
While Miley Cyrus is taking a break from her vocals, Cody Simpson released a new song last month titled “Golden Thing,” which apparently is inspired by Cyrus.
“We keep each other in a good place. That’s what’s really healthy about it and I think that’s the first time I’ve had that in a relationship. We’re very, very much on the same page," Simpson said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month.