Sam Smith can speak again. And he’s made such a solid recovery from throat surgery, the four-time Grammy-winning singer has confirmed a string of new concert dates for later in the year.
The British soulman has rescheduled his April tour of Australia which he ended early when it transpired that he’d suffered a hemorrhage to his vocal cords. He’ll now swing into Australia for shows starting Nov. 28 at Perth Arena before visiting Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in early December, the promoter Frontier Touring announced on Thursday (June 4).
“Australia, I am so so happy to finally have some good news for you… I can now announce that my cancelled IN THE LONELY HOUR tour dates have been rescheduled!!,” Smith says in a statement. “I’m unbelievably excited to get back onstage and perform for you all again, and I promise it will be so much better than it would have been before when my voice was damaged. The past few months have been incredibly difficult, but the support, love and patience my fans have shown me is absolutely unreal. I am so grateful to every one of you. I can’t wait to see you all.”
The touring update coincides with Smith’s big reveal on his Facebook page that he’s now able to talk.
It’s all good news for Smith and his millions of fans. The British artist underwent surgery in the U.S. last month to correct his throat condition, which is a common ailment in singers. The medical team at Massachusetts General Hospital explained that his problem was “the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture and prevent vocal performance.”
Although his ailment prevented him from attending the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, the 23-year-old delivered an amusing Love Actually-esque video while remotely accepting one of his three wins.