Sam Smith fans 'gutted' as star cancels concerts because of vocal cord injury

The singer had to stop a show in Manchester after four songs

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 13: Sam Smith performs onstage at AccorHotels Arena on May 13, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Sam Smith has a vocal cord injury. (Getty Images)

Sam Smith fans have said they are "gutted" after the singer cancelled two more shows because of a vocal cord injury.

The star, who is non-binary, had to stop a concert in Manchester on Wednesday after just four songs.

And it has now been confirmed that planned gigs in Birmingham and Glasgow – which had already been rearranged because of illness– are also off.

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A message on Smith's Instagram Story said the star was "heartbroken" but that they needed "complete vocal rest".

Sam Smith has a vocal cord injury. (Sam Smith Instagram)
The singer needs 'complete vocal rest'. (Sam Smith Instagram)

A spokesperson said: "Doctors have advised due to a vocal cord injury, Sam must have complete vocal rest.

"Sam is heartbroken to have had to cancel these shows but they have been told by doctors that if they keep singing, they will do permanent damage to their voice.

"If they take some rest, they will be able to perform again."

The words "I'm so sorry" were emblazoned along the bottom of the post with a broken heart emoji.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Sam Smith performs onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )
Sam Smith has cancelled more shows. (Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Fans admitted they were disappointed to hear the Gloria tour shows were cancelled.

"Hope Sam Smith is okay but so gutted the show is cancelled tonight," one tweeted.

Another posted: "I think the universe is trying to tell me something about @samsmith. I had tickets for a face to face album signing which got cancelled and now 2 shows have been cancelled too! More upset for my daughter who’s a young carer, this was her Christmas present."

One said: "Sad but hope Sam gets better sooon!"

Bologna, Italy. 20th May, 2023. Sam Smith in concert at Unipol Arena in Bologna, during his tour “GLORIA, The Tour” at Unipol Arena, Casalecchio, Bologna, May, 20, 2023. Photo: Michele Nucci Credit: Independent Photo Agency/Alamy Live News
Sam Smith fans were disappointed. (Independent Photo Agency/Alamy Live News)

"@samsmith gutted!" said somebody else. "We travelled to Glasgow in April for the concert, £400 down with accommodation/travel. We get into Glasgow today.. show is cancelled again! Another £350 down. Can't get refund for tonight's tickets as I won them for being a healthcare worker! So much money lost."

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The post said refunds for all three shows are available.

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