Adele has described how she resorted to using a mobile phone app to communicate while under orders not to speak, reports US Weekly.
In a clip from a new CBS documentary about the singer, she is seen telling presenter Anderson Cooper how she was able to use technology to make her feelings heard following an operation on her vocal chords in November.
"The great thing is, because I love to swear, most of them [apps] you can't swear on but I found this one app where you can swear, so I was still really getting my point across," she said.
On the moment she realised something was wrong with her voice, the 23-year-old said: "[It was] like someone put a curtain over my throat… And I could feel it. It felt like something popped in my throat."
The documentary is due to air in full this Sunday.