Sam Smith, having been operated on his haemorrhaged vocal cords told the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw that he couldn’t talk for three weeks.
“It was horrendous. It was so bad. But I got through and everyone’s been so amazing about it, so thank you.”
He had to pull out midway though his Australian tour in April when he realised that something was amiss as he found it difficult to sing.
“It’s like a blessing in disguise to have this break,” Sam said. “But at the same time it killed me to cancel all these shows.”
Trying not to put pressure, he said that he is been singing in the shower for the start and needs some more rest time before he gets to normalcy.
“I’ve got two more weeks chill time. My first show is 3 July which is Thetford Forest and from then I’m back on the normal schedule,” Sam stated.
The Brit singing sensation has been using a lot of mime and an app oh his phone to communicate. He even used mime to convey his thanks on receiving the Billboard Award for the top male artist.
“I did use my phone, where you can type in what you want to say and it’ll say it for you. But it doesn’t swear a lot, which is really annoying!”