Sam Smith cancels concert mid-show after noticing something 'really wrong'

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By Asiya Ali

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Sam Smith fans were left confused after the singer abruptly canceled their concert after playing four songs.

The 31-year-old Grammy award winner was scheduled to perform at the AO Arena in Manchester, England on Wednesday (May 24).

However, things took an unexpected turn mid-show after Smith sang their 2017 single 'Too Good at Goodbyes', when they left the stage and the venue suddenly went dark.

Confused fans were then informed over the tannoy that the 'Unholy' hitmaker would not be returning to the stage due to "vocal issues," according to Metro.

Many disappointed concertgoers took to Twitter to share their bewilderment at the sudden cancellation. One person wrote: "Really odd night at Sam Smith's Manchester show. Brilliant vocals & great energy for a handful of songs, a promise of an exclusive of a new song at the end. A few songs in, the stage goes black before house lights come up and it's announced that the show's canceled."

Another fan said: "Sam Smith’s concert started off INCREDIBLE like banger after banger and then everything stopped, they ended up canceling I’m so f***ing sad," while a third remarked: "Well all was going great at the Sam Smith concert until urm… they canceled it after 4 songs… FUMING!!"

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Sam Smith shared a statement on their Instagram Story. Credit: Instagram

A few hours later, the 'Stay With Me' vocalist shared a statement about the incident on their Instagram: "Dearest sailors, I don't know what to say honestly. I fought off a virus a few weeks ago and since then we have traveled across Europe and had such incredible shows.

"Today in soundcheck I felt fine and was so excited to give Manchester an amazing show tonight, with a special surprise at the end," he explained, referring to a potential performance with Madonna.

"During my third song, I noticed something wrong with my voice. I prayed it was just my voice waking up for the show but into the fourth song I could feel something was really wrong.

"I came off stage and have tried everything to get my voice back in gear but it won’t. I am honestly heartbroken I couldn’t finish the show tonight for you all. I love you all. I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry," they added.

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They rescheduled another date. Credit: Instagram

This cancellation comes after Smith pulled out of performing at the OVO Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, on April 22, and the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham on April 25.

The musician shared a sad health update on their social media, explaining that they and their team were struck by a mystery virus and reassured fans that their tickets would be valid for the rescheduled date on Saturday, May 25.

"It’s so important to me that we give you the very best version of Gloria. I don’t want you to experience it at anything less. Thank you so much for understanding, I know how excited everyone is to see the show, and I feel the same about seeing all of you," they wrote at the time.

Featured image credit: Paul Froggatt / Alamy

Sam Smith cancels concert mid-show after noticing something 'really wrong'

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By Asiya Ali

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Sam Smith fans were left confused after the singer abruptly canceled their concert after playing four songs.

The 31-year-old Grammy award winner was scheduled to perform at the AO Arena in Manchester, England on Wednesday (May 24).

However, things took an unexpected turn mid-show after Smith sang their 2017 single 'Too Good at Goodbyes', when they left the stage and the venue suddenly went dark.

Confused fans were then informed over the tannoy that the 'Unholy' hitmaker would not be returning to the stage due to "vocal issues," according to Metro.

Many disappointed concertgoers took to Twitter to share their bewilderment at the sudden cancellation. One person wrote: "Really odd night at Sam Smith's Manchester show. Brilliant vocals & great energy for a handful of songs, a promise of an exclusive of a new song at the end. A few songs in, the stage goes black before house lights come up and it's announced that the show's canceled."

Another fan said: "Sam Smith’s concert started off INCREDIBLE like banger after banger and then everything stopped, they ended up canceling I’m so f***ing sad," while a third remarked: "Well all was going great at the Sam Smith concert until urm… they canceled it after 4 songs… FUMING!!"

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Sam Smith shared a statement on their Instagram Story. Credit: Instagram

A few hours later, the 'Stay With Me' vocalist shared a statement about the incident on their Instagram: "Dearest sailors, I don't know what to say honestly. I fought off a virus a few weeks ago and since then we have traveled across Europe and had such incredible shows.

"Today in soundcheck I felt fine and was so excited to give Manchester an amazing show tonight, with a special surprise at the end," he explained, referring to a potential performance with Madonna.

"During my third song, I noticed something wrong with my voice. I prayed it was just my voice waking up for the show but into the fourth song I could feel something was really wrong.

"I came off stage and have tried everything to get my voice back in gear but it won’t. I am honestly heartbroken I couldn’t finish the show tonight for you all. I love you all. I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry," they added.

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They rescheduled another date. Credit: Instagram

This cancellation comes after Smith pulled out of performing at the OVO Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, on April 22, and the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham on April 25.

The musician shared a sad health update on their social media, explaining that they and their team were struck by a mystery virus and reassured fans that their tickets would be valid for the rescheduled date on Saturday, May 25.

"It’s so important to me that we give you the very best version of Gloria. I don’t want you to experience it at anything less. Thank you so much for understanding, I know how excited everyone is to see the show, and I feel the same about seeing all of you," they wrote at the time.

Featured image credit: Paul Froggatt / Alamy