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Sam Smith forced to cancel Aussie shows to rest vocal cords

By | Published on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Sam Smith

Planning on seeing Sam Smith warble his little ditties in Australia in the near future? Bad luck suckers, it ain’t happening. And don’t go moaning, the poor boy needs to rest his vocal cords, on doctor’s orders.

The singer writes via the socials: “I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans [that] 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 haemorrhage 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 long term issue”.

He concludes: “I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am. We will be announcing re-arranged dates very shortly. This kills me”.

Just for the avoidance of doubt, neither the concert cancellations or the announcing of said cancellations actually killed Sam Smith.