Sam Smith Schedules Vocal Cord Surgery
After being forced to cancel several dates across Australia, including a scheduled television appearance at the Logie Awards, due to a vocal cord hemorrhage, Sam Smith is set to undergo surgery for the issue.
Earlier today (May 7), Smith wrote on Facebook, "I am very upset to announce I have been battling to get my vocal cords better the last 10 days but unfortunately they haven't recovered and I am going to need surgery."
As expected, Smith is devastated by the news. "I'm so gutted to be missing all the shows and events I was meant to be playing at," his update continued. "The doctors say I will be back in six-eight weeks and I cannot wait to sing for you all soon."
Smith's concerts throughout May and June have all been canceled due to the surgery and his expected recovery time. While he's now missing out on a number of festival appearances, he is still planning on performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
It's not all bad news for the British artist; this morning, it was unveiled that Smith -- along with a handful of other U.K. acts -- accounted for 12.2 percent of all album sales in the U.S. in 2014.
Diffuser would like to wish a speedy and healthy recovery to Smith!