Sam Smith Moves In Right Next Door To Boy George

The 23-year-old singer Sam Smith has moved into his new house, which is right next door to Boy George’s home. The young star — who’s recovering from a vocal cord surgery — recently purchased a home in North London, and Smith is now neighbors with Boy George.

Boy George spoke with The Sun Newspaper about his new neighbor. George said that he had previously met Smith and thought he was a “lovely guy.”

“He’s bought the house next door to me in Hampstead. I saw him there the other day.”

Smith is celebrating his one year anniversary since his very successful debut album, In the Lonely Hour was released. The new homeowner has been posting updates on his social media accounts about his recent achievements. Smith seems to be a little shocked at just how successful his short career has been.

“Not only is today the 1 year anniversary of ITLH But it’s also the day I move into my new house. Can’t help but think back to how much my life has changed over the past year. I love you all. Couldn’t feel less lonely.”

Sam is currently recovering from a surgery he had done after doctors discovered a hemorrhage on his vocal chords. The singer had traveled to the U.S. to receive care from a specialist. As CBS reported, Smith underwent surgery at a Boston hospital earlier this month and is expected to make a full recovery.

The four-time Grammy Award winner has even more to be celebrating. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Sam Smith is rivaling The Beatles with his In the Lonely Hour album. Smith’s album has stayed on in the top five of U.K.’s Official Albums Chart for the 50 weeks that it’s been released. The Beatles’ Please Please Me was able to stay in the top five for 51 weeks. Sam expressed his feelings about the achievement to

“Seeing this statistic genuinely makes me feel very weird, but also insanely happy and just so thankful to everyone who has purchased the album. Not so lonely any more.”

His year-old album has brought him into the ranks of The Beatles, and Simon and Garfunkel. Simon and Garfunkel — though not with their debut album — were able to stay in the top five for the full 52 weeks on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart.

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