Sam Smith Is Resting His Vocal Cords After Hemorrhage, Says He Hasn’t ‘Spoken A Word In Three Days’

After canceling his tour dates, Sam Smith is still suffering from a vocal cord hemorrhage. The Grammy award winner took to Instagram on Friday to update fans on his progress. Nevermind singing, Sam Smith is apparently not even able to speak.

“Just to let all my beautiful fans know, I’m ok. I am insanely relaxed and am somewhere in the middle of Australia with no phone, no laptop and I haven’t spoken a word in three days.”

Sam was recently instructed by doctors to rest his voice, according to People, in order to help heal his vocal cords. In his Instagram update, Smith also informed fans that he was striving for a full comeback.

“Trying my absolute best to be back on my feet and singing for next week. So amazing to have this time to turn off, but it does make me realise how much I love what I do, and how much I miss you all when I’m not on stage.”

When Sam Smith’s vocal hemorrhage came about, he was in Australia. The “Lay Me Down” singer released a similar statement via Instagram to inform fans that he had to cancel his Australian tour and that he was sorry.

“I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour. 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.”

Sam Smith’s concern is never just for himself; over the course of his illness, he has sincerely apologized for his absence and wished his supporters great health as well. In his statement on Friday, Sam did just that.

“I hope you are all happy and healthy wherever you are. I’m gonna go back to my black and white movies and pretend I’m Judy Garland for a few more days.”

As the singer recovers, he remains silent with hopes that he will be healed in time for his next performance in Tokyo. Sam Smith is scheduled to appear in Tokyo on May 7, which will be followed by a slew of summer festivals in Europe. Sam Smith is also expected to perform in North America in July and August.

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