Jess Glynne To Undergo Vocal Surgery With Sam Smith’s Doctor, Cancels UK Tour Dates

Robbie Daw | June 15, 2015 9:29 am
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Following Sam Smith‘s own vocal surgery earlier this spring, “Rather Be” and “Hold My Hand” singer Jess Glynne will also go under the knife of Dr. Steven Zeitels at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. And like Smith, she’s had to cancel several tour dates in order to recuperate. (You may recall that Dr. Zeitels also performed vocal cord surgery on Adele back in fall 2011.)

Key dates Glynne has scrapped include a June 25 gig at London’s O2 Arena and an appearance the Wireless Festival on July 4.

“I’m heartbroken,” the 25-year-old singer said via a press release. “I’m so sad to miss these shows and festivals with and for people I love but the doctors have told me I need the operation or I risk damaging my vocal cords. I’m scared but I’m in with the best specialist who tells me I’ll be back singing better than before.”


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She continued, “I realised I had a problem with my voice and asked Sam for advice. He put me in touch with Dr. Zeitels who I met with last week. I won’t be able to talk for three weeks but I will be back singing in August and in plenty of time for both my big UK tour and my first ever American tour, both of which I’m massively excited about. I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to my fans who’ve been very supportive and gave me my first solo number 1 with Hold My Hand.”

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Jess!

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