Sam Smith Cancels Australian Tour Due to Vocal Chords Injury

Sam Smith has canceled the remaining dates of his Australian tour after being diagnosed with a hemorrhage to his vocal cords. The British soul singer confirmed the bad news to fans after doctors told him to rest.

"I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour," Smith wrote on Instagram. "I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small hemorrhage on my vocal chords. 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. I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am. This kills me."

Smith launched his tour Saturday (April 25) at Brisbane's Riverstage and played Monday night for the first of two dates at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion. Due to the vocal chords injury, sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth have been canceled. Tour promoter, Frontier Touring, is reportedly working with Sam schedule a new tour for December 2015.

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