Sam Smith shares health update after tour cancellation

Great news for Sam Smith and his fans today, as the singer has revealed his vocal chords are almost healed after a worrying period of ill health.

The Stay With Me hitmaker took to Instagram earlier today to share the brilliant news, in what has to be the best Disney reference of all time. 

Posting a picture of The Little Mermaid scene in which Ariel gets her voice back, Sam wrote, "I CAN SPEAK AGAIN!!!!"



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Last month, the 22-year-old was forced to bow out of his Australian tour and take a period of extreme rest after doctors decided he needed surgery for a vocal chord haemorrhage.

Writing to fans via Instagram at the time, Sam said he had to take the surgery or accept some serious long-term consequences to his health.

"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," he wrote.  "I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour… This kills me."

Keeping with the Disney theme, Sam shared yet another Little Mermaid picture three weeks back, this time of Ariel losing her voice, to let fans know he was headed into the operating room.


About to have operation. This is me today…

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Now though, the Grammy winner is back on track and has even been able to schedule his Australian dates for bigger venues than before.

"AUSTRALIA. From all the bad news has come some good news!! Not only am I coming back to make up for the cancelled shows but I get to play bloody arenas!!!!" the singer wrote today. "So excited to sing for all of you and apologise personally for my bleeding throat xxxx"

The happy news comes just days after Sam's career reached an unprecedented new milestone. Over the weekend it was revealed that the English star had become the first act since The Beatles to spend almost a year in the top five chart with his debut album, In The Lonely Hour.

The singer said he was "insanely happy" and "so thankful" to hear the news.

What a week it's been for him!

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