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Sam Smith Speaks Out After Abruptly Ending Manchester Concert, Cancels Two More Shows

Sam Smith Speaks Out After Abruptly Ending Manchester Concert, Cancels Two More Shows

Sam Smith is explaining why they had to abruptly end their latest show.

On Wednesday (May 24), the 31-year-old “Unholy” singer abruptly cut short their latest concert during the Gloria Tour at the AO Arena in Manchester, England after performing only four songs.

Later that night, Sam took to social media to explain what happened and to apologize to their fans.

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“Dearest sailors, I don’t know what to say honestly. I fought off a virus a few weeks ago and since then we have travelled across Europe and had such incredible shows,” Sam wrote on their Instagram Story. “Today in soundcheck I felt fine and was so excited to give Manchester an amazing show tonight, with a special surprise at the end.”

“During my third song, I noticed something wrong with my voice. I prayed it was just my voice waking up for the show but into the fourth song I could feel something was really wrong,” Sam continued. “I came off stage and have tried everything to get my voice back in gear but it won’t. I am honestly heartbroken I couldn’t finish the show tonight for you all. I love you all. I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry x.”

On Thursday (May 25), Sam‘s team released a statement announcing that they would also be canceling their rescheduled Birmingham and Glasgow shows scheduled for this weekend.

“Due to vocal issues during last night’s Manchester performance, regrettably we will be cancelling the rescheduled Birmingham and Glasgow Sam Smith shows,” Sam‘s team wrote. Refunds will be available at point of purchase for all three shows: Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow.”

“A spokesperson said ‘Doctors have advised due to a vocal cord injury, Sam must have complete vocal rest. Sam is heartbroken to have had to cancel these shows but they have been told by doctors that if they keep singing, they will do permanent damage to their voice,’” the statement continued. “‘If they take some rest they will be able to perform again.’”

The Birmingham and Glasgow shows had been rescheduled in April by Sam due to an illness.

Sam recently teased a new collab with an iconic popstar!

We wish Sam a speedy recovery.

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