Sam Smith Has Vocal Hemorrhage, Cancels Tour Dates: “This Kills Me!”
Sam Smith is suffering from a vocal hemorrhage, causing him to cancel his upcoming tour dates.
The singer broke the news on his Instagram page early Tuesday, writing, “I am deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour. I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small hemorrhage on my vocal chords.”
“The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal chords have healed, otherwise this could become a huge long-term issue,” revealed Smith. “I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am.” The crooner went on to vow to announce rescheduled dates, and added, “This kills me.”
Smith also posted a “Get Well Sam” message that a fan wrote in the sand, captioning it, “I love you all and I am so sorry.” The star had his first Sydney concert of the “In The Lonely Hour Tour” on Saturday, followed by another show Monday. He was scheduled to perform in the city again on Tuesday, before moving on to Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.
With those dates Down Under canceled, Smith is next slated to perform in Tokyo on May 7. The disappointing news comes on the heels of a breakout year for the British performer, who won his first Grammy Awards in February. He showed his appreciation for fans just a few days ago, revealing a new anchor tattoo on his arm in honor of his “little sailors.” Gossip Cop wishes Smith a speedy recovery.