Sam Smith to Undergo Vocal Cord Surgery, Says He's 'Dreading the Next Month'
"I have my operation booked for next week, so getting really nervous," the singer admits
Sam Smith fans will have to wait a while to hear new music (or anything at all) from the British singer-songwriter.
Smith took to Instagram Thursday to announce that he will be undergoing surgery for his damaged vocal cords.
He posted a picture of a black background with white text saying, “Dear all: 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. I’m so gutted to be missing all the shows and events I was meant to be playing at. The doctors say I will be back in 6-8 weeks and I cannot wait to sing for you all soon.”
In the photo’s caption, he offered some additional information.
“Bad news. I have my operation booked for next week, so getting really nervous. But by doing this in 8 weeks time I’m gonna be able to sing like never before so it’s worth it,” he wrote. “I am so sorry to all. Dreading the next month [though], I can’t speak for THREE WEEKS after the op.”
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Smith’s medical saga began on April 28, when he had to postpone his Australian tour due to a small hemorrhage on his vocal cords. On Friday, fans were given a boost of hope when he wrote on Instagram that he was “ok” and “trying [his] absolute best to be back on [his] feet and singing for next week.”
However, on Tuesday the 22-year-old Grammy winner canceled his tour dates in Japan and the Philippines and announced that he was flying to the U.S. “to see a specialist to see what to do from there.”