Well, Rachael Ray's nightmare of not being able to speak for a few weeks appears to have come true! People reported that Rachael underwent vocal cord surgery last week. Her rep said: "After several months of vocal therapy and on the advice of her doctors, Rachael decided to have a benign cyst removed from her vocal cord. According to Rachael's doctors the minor, non-invasive procedure was a success and she is already resting at home." You may recall that this procedure was supposed to happen before the holidays, but Rachael hoped to be able to fix the problem with therapy. We wish Rach a speedy recovery!
UPDATE: Rach wrote on her blog about how she's doing.
Photo from Every Day with Rachael Ray.