Adele thanked her doctors “who brought my voice back” as she accepted one of six Grammy awards Sunday night, and she later proved their work was true with a strong vocal performance.
The 23-year-old British songstress was crying by the time she accepted her sixth award — for the most prized album of the year Grammy. “I just first want to say ‘Mom, girl did good,'” Adele said.
“It’s been the most life-changing year,” she said.
Adele, who underwent surgery for “recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage” in November, sang “Rolling In The Deep,” ending speculation about her recovery. Adele enjoyed a loud and long standing ovation from the packed Staples Centers audience after her strong delivery.
Just minutes earlier, she and songwriting partner Paul Epworth won the song of the year Grammy for their collaboration on the song.
She also won Grammys for record of the year, best pop solo performance, best short form music video and best pop vocal album for “21.”