Sam Smith Announces New Tour Date Following Surgery, Says It's 'Been Horrible Sitting in Silence'
Sam Smith has found his voice again!
“It was so bad. But I got through and everyone’s been so amazing about it, so thank you,” the 34-year-old told Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw, BBC reported.
The star called the vocal break a “blessing in disguise” after “singing too hard for too long.”
Smith had to cancel numerous tour dates to undergo the surgery for his hemorrhaged vocal cords, which he first noticed halfway through his Australian tour.
“I just went to sing and something wasn’t right, something was hurting in my throat,” he said in the interview.
The “Stay With Me” singer also took to Twitter on Tuesday to address his fans and announce the restart of his tour on July 3.
“As you can see, I can speak, again for the first time in three weeks, and it has been horrible sitting in silence and knowing that I should be doing shows has killed me,” he said in a short clip posted to his account.
“I’m gonna try my absolute best to sing my heart out, every night,” he said before asking fans to “please bear with me as always.”
Smith wrote that he “absolutely cannot wait” to start performing live again, but in the meantime, he’s taking his vocal return slow.
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“I’ve just been like singing in the shower and stuff,” he told Radio 1, adding, “I’ve got two more weeks chill time.”