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The timing couldn't be more perfect! US Vogue has just unveiled its March cover and just as was predicted it stars six-time Grammy winner Adele. Rumours of an Adele cover for the American glossy began to swirl back in December, and now we can see why Anna Wintour was keeping a lid on when a cover would surface.

It has been a big week for the British songstress, not only has she landed her second Vogue cover (her first one was with UK Vogue back in October last year) she has also been celebrating her prize pool from the Grammy Awards. The victories are all the sweeter for the 23-year-old as she marks her comeback following throat surgery which forced her to cancel the rest of her tour.

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Speaking for the first time about her surgery, she says: "I knew my voice was in trouble and obviously I cried a lot. But crying is really bad for your vocal cords, too!" Working with the same doctor who treats Julie Andrews, Adele says she had great support from within the industry. "John Mayer had it done at the same time as I did and he really helped me be chilled out about it. Roger Daltrey's had loads of stuff done; Steven Tyler reached out; Elton John. Lots of artists have had problems with their voices, but you don't know about it. And they are still singing incredibly well in their 50s and 60s."

As for the pressure to look good on the red carpet, she says: "I hate the red carpet. I don't feel insecure, I just feel like, Oh, I don't want to do this. I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMA's last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there. But that's been the case from day one. I never feel like, Oh, yeah, I should be here. And I was missing my best friend's hen night. So I was a bit bitter that I wasn't there, to be perfectly honest."

Read more of her interview and see further photos from her shoot here.