Sam Smith has been forced to cancel the remainder of his Australian tour dates, after suffering a vocal chord haemorrhage. The singer had been due to perform shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, as well as appearing at the Logie Awards next week.

sam smithSmith has been forced to cancel his Australian shows.

“I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour,” Smith announced in a statement. “I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney i had a small haemorrhage on my vocal chords.”

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“The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal cords 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.”

Frontier Touring, the singer’s Australian promoters have said new dates would be announced for December. Smith was set to play a second show at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Tuesday night, then Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena on Thursday, the AEC Theatre in Adelaide on Friday and the HBF Stadium in Perth on Monday.

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Smith was also due to appear at Australia’s Logie Awards at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on May 3rd. The Asian leg of the singer's In The Lonely Hour tour is set to begin next week on May 7th in Japan. It is unclear at this time whether any of the upcoming Asian dates will be affected.