Singer Sam Smith, who won four Grammy’s in February, announced last Thursday that he will be undergoing surgery due to a hemorrhage in his vocal cords and has cancelled a handful of tour dates for the months May and June according to vRolling Stone.
The vocal cord hemorrhage occurred during a show in Sydney, Australia on April 28th. As a result of cancelling tour dates in Australia, Smith had to cancel tour dates in Japan and the Philippines for this month as well as three other tours in France said the New York Times. The “Stay with Me” singer revealed on Instagram that he had been feeling “vocally exhausted for a while”.
I am very upset to announce I have been battling to get my vocal cords better the last 10 days…But unfortunately they haven’t recovered and I am going to need surgery” he posted on Instagram.
Along with his tour dates for the next two months, he has also cancelled appearances at the Hangout Music Festival and Rock in Rio USA. According to the New York Times, a representative of Smith advised him to undergo suspension microlaryngoscopy surgery and expect a full recovery in time to restart his tour July 5th. Smith was also advised not to speak for three weeks.