Sam Smith releases statement after suddenly cancelling show at the Manchester AO Arena

"I don't know what to say honestly."

Sam Smith dramatically cancelled their Manchester gig on Wednesday (May 24, 2023) night part-way through the performance.

The concert was a rescheduled gig after the singer had previously postponed the concert last month due to a mystery illness.

Following the cancellation of the 'Gloria the tour' performance, they posted a statement to explain that during the third song they "noticed something wrong" with their voice, and into the fourth song the singer "could feel something was really wrong."

The instagram post read: "Dearest sailors, I don't know what to say honestly. I fought off a virus a few weeks ago and since then we have travelled 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.

"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 x"

The singer is due to play further UK dates in Glasgow and Birmingham in the coming days.

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