60 Minutes zoom in on The year of Adele, as the multi-award winning British singer talks frankly with CBS News reporter Anderson Cooper about dealing with fame, the failed relationship that inspired her sophomore album 21, her current love and happiness and her hopes to record some cheerier music onwards to break the melancholy chain, and explains just what happened to her voice last year.

Having scooped six Grammys at last night’s award ceremony in Los Angeles there was wide anticipation for Adele‘s performance, as the record breaking artist has been missed from many stages of late under demands to rest her voice. She speaks here in more detail on the health problems she was having – a hemorrhaged polyp in her vocal cords, which she had treated and has now healed.

Adele recalls when her voice first ‘went’ a year ago in Paris whilst on a radio show. “It was literally like someone switched like a click off in my throat. And it just turned off. Like someone pulled a curtain over my throat,” she says. “But I sounded – I’m not a soprano singer, but say if someone’s singing soprano and then listen to a baritone singer – it sounded like that. My voice went. It was so much deeper… And I could feel it. It felt like something popped in my throat.”

After which she confesses, “Really, I should’ve stopped singing for six months really. And properly rested my voice. But it’s kind of impossible to do when you’re in the eye of the storm.” Further conceding, “If I decide to go on a 200 date world tour, it would happen again.”

That said, Adele is known for her stage fright; something she expands on in this interview, describing pre-performance anxiety and episodes of projectile vomiting. The fear is “that I’m not going to deliver,” she says. “I’m not going to deliver. That I’m not going to… people aren’t going to enjoy it… that I’ll ruin their love for my songs by doing them live. I feel sick. I get a bit panicky.”

But the shows go on and Adele continues to impress, moving crowds with her raw, touching emotion conveyed through powerful vocals [as with her Grammy Awards performance last night]. Cooper probes Adele on her success as an “anti pop star,” with gimmick free-music and performances and a refusal to bow to industry and life pressures to look a certain way, sex up or strip off, etc.

“I’ve never seen magazine covers and seen music videos and been like, ‘I need to look like that if I want to be a success’,” Adele states. “Never – I don’t want to be some skinny mini with my tits out. I really don’t want to do it. And I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about.”

“I’m just writing love songs. I’m not trying to be pop. I’m not trying to be jazz. I’m not trying to be anything. I’m just writing love songs. And everyone loves a love song.”

Watch below.