English singer/songwriter Sam Smith is back in action after undergoing surgery on his vocal chords this May. The 23-year-old was banned from speaking and singing post surgery to ensure that he recovered with no defects. He was just given the go-ahead from his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, and can’t wait to get back on the road to see all of his fans!
Above: Smith giving his acceptance speech via videochat for Best Male Artist award while recovering from throat surgery.
“So just want to keep everyone in the loop; I have been in Boston the last few days to have a check up on my throat, before I embark on my American tour. MY THROAT IS LOOKING BLOODY FANTASTIC,” Smith wrote on Instagram. “So it’s amazing news. So happy. It’s going to be a really tough month of shows but I can’t wait to see you all, and pray it’s going to be a smooth ride. LET’S GO.”
In light of Sam’s vocal chord haemorrhage, he had to cancel 21 shows on his Lonely Hour Tour throughout Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Sweden, England, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Finland, Belgium and Monaco.
While Sam has been recovering, he has been modeling for Balenciaga, posting numerous mysterious Instagrams featuring black combat boots, black jeans, and more black. Not such a bad way to recoup as he can’t enjoy his favorite past time! Creative director Alexander Wang said, “Sam Smith conveys a quiet elegance and a subtle sensuality that are perfect for Balenciaga. He represents both sensitivity and power — the dualities of the Balenciaga man.”
Sam’s In the Lonely Hour Tour is scheduled to recommence in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday July 17 as Forecastle Festival’s headliner. Fans are anxiously awaiting to see if his chords hit pre-surgey heights!