Sam Smith cancels Australian tour dates after suffering vocal cord haemorrhage

Four shows are to be rescheduled

Sam Smith has been forced to cancel the remainder of his Australian tour after suffering a small vocal cord haemorrhage.

The singer announced the news in an Instagram post, revealing that doctors had ordered him to rest for fear the condition might become more serious. As reported by Billboard, Smith started his tour on Saturday (April 25) at Brisbane’s Riverstage and played Monday night for the first of two dates at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion. His second show at the venue, as well as sold out dates in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth have now been cancelled, though they will be rescheduled for later this year.

“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 have healed, otherwise this could become a huge long-term issue. I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am. This kills me.”

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When Smith does recover he may soon find himself in the studio with Rihanna after the pop star recently spoke about wanting to work with him.

“No matter how busy we are, when two artists want to work together they make it happen,” RiRi said. “He is such a beautiful songwriter, but more important than that, he is an absolutely beautiful person, and that comes across in his songs.”