Sam Smith and John Legend duet for a good cause

This year for Comic Relief Charity’s Red Nose Day, Sam Smith and John Legend recorded their own version of Smith’s single “Lay Me Down,” which won a Grammy earlier this year.┬áRed Nose Day rolls around every two years and calls on people across the UK to put on red clown noses and donate to charity. All profits from the newly recorded track will go towards the charity, which is built from a vision of a just world, free from poverty.

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Above: John Legend and Sam Smith dress up in their red noses to support Comic Relief Charity’s red nose day.

Comic Relief Charity is an avid supporter of the LGBT community around the world, which makes the cause even more so endearing to Smith, who recently visited them in London. Smith said, “I’m extremely proud that my single will help raise money for projects like this and many others in the U.K. and across Africa,” when asked about the charity.

When performing the emotionally stricken song, the duo seamlessly executed the live show, with soulful artists John Legend at the baby grand piano and Sam at the mic. During the performance, a video of the children who were aided by the charity’s contributions played in the background. Both John and Sam were thrilled to be a part of this philanthropy, as they can be the voice for the other 7 billion people on earth.

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Sam Smith can sing again!

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!

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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!