The remainder of Sam Smith’s Australian tour has been canceled due to a vocal injury, Billboard reports. The Grammy-winning singer suffered a vocal cord hemorrhage and has been ordered to rest his voice, he said on Instagram.
"I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour,” wrote Smith. “I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small hemorrhage on my vocal cords. The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal chords [sic] have healed, otherwise this could become a huge long-term issue. I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am. We will be announcing re-arranged dates very shortly. This kills me.”
Smith began the tour this past weekend in Sydney and was expected to play three other shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth through May 4.
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