Sam Smith recently shared a positive update on their health after canceling tour dates due to a vocal cord injury. In a video posted on Instagram, the 31-year-old singer revealed that their vocal cords are healing and that they are expected to be okay for the remaining shows.
Smith had to abruptly stop their concert at the Manchester AO Arena last month after performing only four songs. Subsequently, they had to cancel the last two dates of their Gloria tour stops in the U.K. In the video, Smith expressed their gratitude for the positive news and reassured fans that they are on the path to recovery.
The singer explained that during the Manchester show, they noticed something was wrong with their voice during the third song. Despite hoping it was just a temporary issue, they realized that something more serious was happening by the fourth song. Smith made the difficult decision to come off stage, as they didn’t want to risk causing permanent damage to their voice.
Smith expressed their disappointment in not being able to finish the show and apologized to their fans for the unexpected interruption. They emphasized that the situation was completely out of their control and expressed their gratitude for the support they have received during this challenging time.
The AO Arena also issued a statement regarding the cancellation, stating that Smith had been advised by doctors that continuing to sing would result in permanent damage to their voice. The venue assured fans that if Smith takes the necessary rest, they will be able to perform again in the future.
Although the canceled shows were disappointing for both Smith and their fans, refunds were provided to ticket holders. As of now, there is no information available regarding rescheduled dates for the missed performances.
Looking ahead, Smith is scheduled to continue their Gloria tour with stops in Switzerland, Finland, France, Latvia, and more starting in July. The North American leg of the tour is expected to begin in Miami on July 25.
The update from Sam Smith brings hope and relief to their fans, who have been eagerly waiting for news about their recovery. With their vocal cords healing, there is anticipation and excitement for the upcoming shows, where Smith will once again captivate audiences with their powerful voice and heartfelt performances.