Sam Smith shared some devastating news with his fans Tuesday.
The "Stay With Me" singer had to cancel his Australian tour because of a "vocal hemorrhage" that has prevented him from singing. Taking to social media to make the announcement, Smith insisted that his fans would eventually get to see him perform live.
"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," he wrote. He also confessed to his fans that he has been "vocally exhausted for a while now."
You better rest up, Sam! The world needs your melodic voice more than you know. Vocal hemorrhages seem to take down singers somewhat frequently, as Adele had to undergo surgery to fix hers that were causing her chronic laryngitis. Fortunately, her laser procedure was able to save her voice and make a full recovery.
We can only hope that rest will lead to his recovery, too. He seems optimistic because he wrote that he "will be announcing re-arranged dates very shortly." That's a good sign!
Other than Smith's vocal chord condition, he has been in tremendous health. In fact he has recently lost a fair amount of weight in an effort to become healthier overall. During a recent interview, the British crooner revealed he turned to Beyoncé for advice about food and even confessed on Instagram that he's only four pounds away from his goal weight!
"I did have a conversation with Beyoncé about food, which was great," he shared before gushing about nutritionist Amelia Freer, the author of the bestselling book, Eat. Nourish. Glow.
He debuted his thinner frame in Mid-March and opened up about his journey to a healthier lifestyle. "Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life. Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food. Everyone go check out her incredible book, and start to live healthy," he captioned an Instagram pic of himself.
"It's not even about weight loss it's about feeling happy in yourself. Love you Amelia and thank you for making me feel so happy inside and out @ameliafreer #eatnourishglow."
Get well soon!