There's a lot performers do in the name of their art. For Sam Smith, it's smooching.
He may have taken a brief break to repair his vocal chords after surgery, but now the 22-year-old "Writing's On the Wall" singer has explained to Ellen DeGeneres why he's elected to embark on a full year hiatus from the industry.
"Now you've decided to just take a year off and do nothing?" the daytime talk show host inquired during Friday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"It's actually a really recent decision. This could change," the Grammy winner admitted. "I change my mind all the time, but I kind of decided a few months ago that I need to have a little bit of a break."