Sam Smith Got His Voice Back, Reschedules Tour Dates
After three weeks of silence following successful vocal cord surgery, Sam Smith can talk again and is on the road to a full recovery. During Smith’s speechless stretch, he made the most of the situation with antics like a charming and funny BBMA cue card acceptance speech. And he announced his return to the speaking world in similar fashion:
Even more promising, he has already rescheduled his tour dates that were postponed due to the medical complication. He announced the updated Australia dates on Twitter:
So excited to sing for all of you and apologise personally for my bleeding throat xxxx pic.twitter.com/SM69n9n1iU
— SAM SMITH (@samsmith) June 3, 2015
Last month (on his 23rd birthday), the British singer underwent suspension microlaryngoscopy surgery to stop bleeding from unstable blood vessels in his vocal cords. The procedure was performed by Dr. Steven Zeitels, who also handled this surgery for Steven Tyler, Lionel Richie and Adele. In addition to posting all these updates on his recovery, Smith also took the time to show his extreme gratitude to Zeitels on Instagram last night (June 3):
Completely overwhelmed. Thank you so much Doctor Zeitels for everything. You have truly saved me this past few months. Such an amazing man. You truly truly truly don’t know what you got until you lose it. I have fallen in love with music all over again over this past month, and more than ever I feel so blessed to be able to sing and do what I love every day xx A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on
Can’t even imagine how many times he has watched Adele’s post-surgery live return to help him push through this recovery.