Sam Smith cancels Australian tour due to ‘vocal haemorrhage’

Joe Williams April 29, 2015
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Sam Smith has cancelled his tour of Australia after suffering damage to his vocal chords.

The Brit Award winning singer has been forced to cancel his remaining Australian tour dates, to avoid irreparably damaging his voice.

The out singer issued a statement on his Instagram account, in which he expressed his disappointment to fans: “I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour.”

Smith went on to explain that he had been forced to cancel the remainder of The Lonely Hour tour after suffering a haemorrhage on his vocal cords.

He said: “I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night I had a small haemorrhage on my vocal cords. 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.

“I am so sorry to those who bought tickets, I truly am… this kills me.”

The cancelled tour dates are now expected to take place in December, however it is still unknown whether Smith will be well enough to complete the Asian leg of the tour, scheduled to start in Tokyo next week.

Earlier this month, the ‘Stay with Me’ singer discussed how being bullied over his weight affected him more than being targeted over his sexuality, saying: “I think just because I’ve accepted that, if someone calls me a faggot, it’s like, I am gay and I’m proud to be gay so there’s no issues there. But if someone calls you fat, that’s something I want to change.”

Smith came out as gay publicly last year, when he revealed his album was about a man he fell in love with – but has been out in his private life since he was a young boy.

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