Sam Smith ‘speechless’ after friend is racially abused in London

The incident allegedly occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning (January 20)

Sam Smith has taken to Twitter to express his shock after allegedly witnessing a friend being racially abused in London.

Smith posted a series of tweets in the early hours of Wednesday morning (January 20), in which he alleged that a friend of his was “verbally abused racially”, something he “never ever ever ever thought would happen here”.

“I am absolutely speechless,” he wrote. “Absolutely speechless and hurt… Humans are humans.”

Smith also described himself as “deeply shocked” at how “unhelpful” the police apparently were following the alleged incident.

“I feel like I have to say something. I’m just so upset,” his last tweet on the matter read. Read all the tweets in full below.

NME contacted Sam Smith’s press representatives for a comment on the matter, but they could not elaborate further.

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Sam Smith won a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song earlier this month (January) for his Spectre Bond theme. The song is also nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category.

Smith became the first artist to reach Number One in the UK with a Bond theme when he released ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ in November.