Miley Cyrus is on the mend after undergoing vocal cord surgery.
The “Mother’s Daughter” singer, 26, has left the hospital, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE.
When Cyrus was hospitalized for tonsillitis last month, she discovered a separate issue with her vocal cords, which she had unknowingly had for years, according to sources. After learning of the issue, Cyrus was told she would need to have surgery before the end of the year, and that the recovery process would include several weeks of silence.
As a result of the issue, Cyrus, who has been working on new music, has needed to put recording and performing on hold.
Another source close to Cyrus tells PEOPLE she is “doing great and will be back and better than ever early next year.”
Miley Cyrus has settled a $300 million (Â£229.24 million) copyright infringement lawsuit by a Jamaican songwriter who accused the pop star of stealing her 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" from a similar song he recorded a quarter century earlier.
Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, sued Cyrus in March 2018, claiming that "We Can't Stop" closely resembled his 1988 song "We Run Things," which he called a reggae favourite since reaching No. 1 in his home country.
May accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corp <6758.T>, of misappropriating material including the phrase "We run things. Things no run we," which she sang as "We run things. Things don't run we."
May, Cyrus, Sony and other defendants filed a joint stipulation in Manhattan federal court on Friday ending the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be filed again.
Cyrus' lawyers said in a Dec. 12 letter that a settlement agreement had been signed, and that the stipulation would be filed "pending payment of the settlement proceeds," which were not specified.
Lawyers for May and Cyrus did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
"We Can't Stop," from Cyrus' album "Bangerz," peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2013.
The video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” famously features O’Connor crying while looking directly at the audience. She has little hair on her head in the video. Many people found this image striking, and it became the subject of parodies.
In parts of the “Wrecking Ball” video, Cyrus cries while looking at the camera. She has a short haircut in the video. The shots of O’Connor crying certainly warrant comparison to the shots of Cyrus crying.
Cyrus told Rolling Stone the video for “Wrecking Ball” took direct inspiration from the video for “Nothing Compares 2 U.” O’Connor was aware of this. She responded to Cyrus’ homage with an open letter published in The Guardian. O’Connor said she wrote the letter with an intention to mentor Cyrus.
Sinead O’Connor’s issue with Miley Cyrus O’Connor wrote “I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether its the music business or yourself doing the pimping.”
She continued: “Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent. I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope…you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.”
Miley Cyrus paid homage to The Beatles in her own special way on Saturday.
The “Slide Away” singer, 27, performed a rousing rendition of the British band’s “Help!” for the Global Citizen Global Goal: Unite for Our Future virtual concert in a totally empty Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.
Sporting her new pixie-like mullet, Cyrus took the performance up a notch by sporting an ab-baring couture dress by Alexandre Vauthier inspired by The Beatles’ original album artwork for “Help!,” giving the band’s oversized blue shirts a glamorous makeover.
“I wanted it to stay vibrant and hopeful like the melody of the song,” Cyrus told Vogue of her look. “I love how this dress represents ‘Glam Rock.’ A little more [David] Bowie than The Beatles — with a nod to Dolly [Parton], whose version of ‘Help!’ I used as inspiration for my cover.”
She dedicated her performance “to those who are tirelessly working on testing, treatment and vaccines so all of us can come together in places like this empty stadium again.”