Naar aanleiding het optreden dat Adele gaf tijdens de Academy Awards, na haar stemoperatie, besteedt de New Yorker aandacht aan dokter Steven Zeitels. Ook Roger komt in het artikel aan het woord. Hij zong tijdens de Half Time Show van de Super Bowl in 2010, slechts weken nadat hij aan zijn stembanden was geopereerd.
“It was like a footballer coming back after a broken leg. You’re nervous going for those really high notes. Again, you have to build up the confidence that you can do it. At first, you don’t want to go near them… So that kind of nervousness did creep in. I could hear it in Adele when she sang at the Grammys last year. She sang beautifully, but being a singer and knowing her voice, I could hear the same thing with her. I could feel her not being confident to give it the wallop that she usually did. And I totally understand why. It’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to do that to myself again.’“.