American singer and actress Miley Cyrus has undergone vocal cord surgery after being hospitalised for Tonsillitis.
The doctors were said to have discovered a separate issue with her vocal cords and told her a surgery would be required.
Cyrus is however recovering from the surgery which reportedly requires several weeks of silence, a source told PEOPLE.
“The surgery went well and she is resting up at home now,” the source says, noting that Cyrus “has known for a while that she needed the surgery.”
Part of Cyrus’ recovery will include resting “her voice for several weeks while her vocal cords heal,” the source adds. “Any strain will prolong the healing.”
On Friday, the singer’s boyfriend, Cody Simpson, seemingly referenced the surgery when he shared a photo of the couple alongside the word “success.”
Simpson helped Cyrus through her last illness, cuddling up to her in her hospital bed while singing to her.
Meanwhile, about three weeks ago, the singer shared that she had taken a break from singing.
“On vocal rest not body,” said the singer, who released the song “Slide Away” in August following her split from Liam Hemsworth.