After being forced to cancel shows and residencies in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal and Spain earlier this year due to inflamed vocal cord nodules, Björk has had successful surgery to repair the damage. In a statement from the artist below, we learn all about her ordeal. Below the statement, feast your eyes on her new video for 'Mutual Core'.

"few years ago doctors found a vocal polyp on me chords ... i decided to go the natural way and for 4 years did stretches and tackled it with different foods and what not . then they discovered better technology and i got tempted into hi tech lazer stuff and i have to say , in my case anyway : surgery rocks ! i stayed quiet for 3 weeks and then started singing and definitely feel like my chords are as good as pre nodule ! it´s been very satisfying to sing all them clear notes again . im sorry i had to cancel stuff earlier in the year , didnt want to talk about this until i knew for sure if it would work . so looking forward to singing for you in 2013 all the warmth ,björk."