Sam Smith is back in Boston after what he calls a “fantastic” recovery. The “Stay with Me” singer had his last checkup at the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center and finally received a clean bill of health after microsurgery on his vocal cords in May.
He wrote a message on Instagram to let his fans know what was going on.
“So just want to keep everyone in the loop; I have been in Boston the last few days to have a check up on my throat, before I embark on my American tour. MY THROAT IS LOOKING BLOODY FANTASTIC. So it’s amazing news. So happy. It’s going to be a really tough month of shows but I can’t wait to see you all, and pray it’s going to be a smooth ride. LET’S GO.”
It’s nice to see the “Lay Me Down” singer looking so great, especially after such a major scare. The hemorrhage on his throat occurred in late April, and the doctors ordered Smith to lay himself down for a few weeks. He was even forced to cancel his Australian tour shortly after the incident, which he reported on Instagram.
“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.”
He also reported a few days later that he hadn’t “spoken a word in three days.” A vocal hemorrhage is no joke, and many believed that it could have been the end of his career.
It would have been a very short career too. At 22-years-old, Sam Smith has held fans’ hearts after a whirlwind rise to fame in 2014. Since that time, he has won four Grammys and topped the charts with his songs. It would have been a real shame to see the singer lose it all from a single injury.
Now, it looks like the scare is over as Smith is healthy and able to speak clearly once again. He and his father celebrated the great news by sightseeing in Boston and Cape Ann. To all of his fans out there, Sam Smith is back in Boston after a “fantastic” recovery.
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