It’s an announcement that no doubt pained the team at Frontier Touring to make; international superstar Sam Smith has cancelled all his remaining Australian tour dates, including tonight’s show in Sydney.
The singer took to the stage at Hordern Pavilion last night for the second of his six sell-out Australian concerts, but he confirmed in a statement released to the media late this afternoon that he suffered a small haemorrhage on his vocal cords during the performance and that if he goes against doctor’s orders to rest, he may cause permanent damage to them.
“I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour. I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small haemorrhage on my vocal cords,” the statement reads. “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.”
The cancellation also means he’ll no longer be the star attraction at this year’s Logie Awards, to be held this Sunday night in Melbourne.
Frontier have confirmed that they’re currently working on a batch of rescheduled dates for December this year.
April 28 : Sydney (Hordern Pavilion) CANCELLED
April 30 : Melbourne (Margaret Court Arena) CANCELLED
May 01 : Adelaide (AEC Theatre) CANCELLED
May 04 : Perth (HBF Stadium) CANCELLED