Sam Smith Cancels Tour Dates Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
Seriously bad news for Sam Smith: The singer was forced to cancel his upcoming Australian tour dates due to a vocal cord hemorrhage.
Sam shared the difficult news in a genuinely heartbreaking Instagram post on Monday night, complete with the ever-telling sobbing face emoji.
"I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans I have to cancel my Australian tour," he explained. "I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small hemorrhage on my vocal cords. The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal cords have healed, otherwise this could become a huge, long-term issue."
"I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am," the "Stay With Me" singer continued. "We will be announcing re-arranged dates very shortly."
Sam Smith had already completed Aussie dates in Auckland and Brisbane and was set to play Sydney on Tuesday, April 28, followed by three other shows on the Australian leg of his tour.
In addition to his throat injury, Sam was also open about a different health issue — his dramatic weight loss.
"Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life. Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food," the singer recently captioned an Instagram photo revealing his weight loss of 14 pounds. “Everyone go check out her incredible book, and start to live healthy. It’s not even about weight loss it’s about feeling happy in yourself. Love you Amelia & thank you for making me feel so happy inside and out."
The British crooner also discussed how difficult it was for him to be called "fat."
"Two years ago I got punched in the neck and one year ago I got called a ‘f—–’," he said, referring to being called a homophobic slur. “If someone called me fat, that affects me way more than somebody calling me a ‘f—–'."
See Sam Smith's Instagram note about his vocal cord hemorrhage below. We wish him the best in his recovery. Get well soon, Sam!