Sam Smith cancels 2019 Billboard Music Awards performance due to vocal strain
Attention, Sam Smith fans, your favorite won't be able to take the stage at this year's Billboard Music Awards. The 26-year-old singer, who recently canceled a couple of performances due to a vocal strain, just announced through a statement on his official Twitter account that he won't be able to perform at the upcoming award show on May 1.
"In the wake of cutting his South African tour short last week, Sam's medical specialists are requiring him to have further rest," read the statement released through the musician's Twitter account on Wednesday, April 24. "Regrettably this means he will be unable to perform at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku this weekend or the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas next week. We apologize for the disappointment for those affected, but the primary focus at this time needs to be on Sam's recovery and health."
This isn't the first concert Smith has canceled recently. The same happened with his scheduled performances at Cape Town last week, after he had to cancel midway through his first show.
"Sam Smith's CPT concert tonight has been canceled," a statement on entertainment company BIG Concerts' Twitter account read April 16. "Unfortunately Sam Smith took the strain to his voice & had to stop his performance. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. We will keep you posted with more info for the other CPT performances as it becomes available."
Smith's loyal fans wasted no time expressing their concern and wished a speedy recovery to the artist underneath the statement released on his Twitter account; showing him the same kind of love and support they had showered him with earlier this month, when he embraced his body in all its topless glory and decided to flaunt it on Instagram.
“Feeling bloated and gross after my flight so thought I’d post a mirror selfie of my sexy bloated boobies coz we are friends. Finally,” he wrote under one photo, after being very public and vocal about his journey toward body acceptance.