Sam Smith cancels another gig just hours ahead due to virus
The I'm Not Here To Make Friends singer has now cancelled two concert dates after being struck down with a virus.
Sam Smith has cancelled another show on their Gloria tour with less than 24 hours notice to ticket holders.
The I'm Not Here To Make Friends singer had already delayed their Glasgow concert at the weekend due to illness, and they have now rescheduled their Birmingham gig until 27 May 2023.
Smith, 30, was due to perform at Birmingham's Resorts World Arena on Tuesday 25 April.
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At 4pm on Monday 24 April the non-binary singer announced on social media: "Sailors, I am so sorry to let you know that my team and I are still really not well, so unfortunately we need to reschedule our Birmingham show to the Saturday 27th May 2023.
"It’s so important to me that we give you the very best version of Gloria. I don’t want you to experience it at anything less. Thank you so much for understanding, I know how excited everyone is to see the show, and I feel the same about seeing all of you.
"All previous tickets are still valid for the new date. For any more information, go to my website www.samsmithworld.com
"All my love, Sam x"
The Stay With Me singer - who came out as non-binary in 2019 - previously revealed they were suffering from a virus and were moving their date at Glasgow's OVO Hydro from Saturday 22 April to Thursday 25 May.
Smith said: "Myself and a lot of my team have been hit with a virus, that's made us really unwell.
"I want to give you the best version of Gloria the Tour and at the moment that's not possible."
The Unholy singer is next due to perform at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 29 May.
Smith's Gloria Tour has come under criticism from some for their use of religious imagery and racy costumes.
The singer revealed earlier this year that they had been spat at in the street since coming out as non-binary.
They said: “I’m being abused in the street, verbally, more than I ever have. So that was the hardest part, was being at home in the UK and having people shout at me in the street.
“Someone spat at me in the street. It’s crazy.”
Smith said speaking out about their pronouns had not caused “one negative” in their personal life.
“My family can communicate with me, they always did, but they communicate with me now in an even better way,” they said.
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The star went on: “My love life has become better from it, I feel lovable, I feel comfortable in my skin.”
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