Sam Smith Loses Voice, Abruptly Ends Manchester Concert

Sam Smith abruptly ended a concert in Manchester, England (5/24) and immediately issued an apology to fans.

Smith was only able to complete four songs before leaving the stage and posting this: “I don’t know what to say honestly. I fought off a virus a few weeks ago and since then we have traveled across Europe and had such incredible shows.”

Fans online were concerned and also disappointed because Smith had been promoting a special surprise to end the show with, while teasing a collaboration with Madonna.

Smith felt fine in soundcheck but said, “Something was wrong with my voice while singing the third song of the concert, and the issue became impossible to ignore by the next song.”

Smith ended the post with, “I love you all. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. X.”

In the most recent update, Smith’s team said that the singer experienced “a vocal cord injury” and that “doctors have advised complete vocal rest.” This meant that Smith would have to cancel their rescheduled Birmingham and Glasgow shows scheduled for this weekend.

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