Vocal powerhouse Sam Smith has entered into the worst possible case scenario: he’s temporarily exhausted his voice.
The timing comes just as Smith was touring through Australia, and now he’s had to cancel a string of dates there in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perty.
Smith announced the news on Instagram. “I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour,” he wrote. “I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small hemorrhage on my vocal chords. 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.”