…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
Sam Smith fans have been left devastated and disappointed after the pop star abruptly exited the stage and cancelled their Manchester gig last night, after performing only four songs.
Reports suggest that the show was cancelled due to vocal issues, leaving fans speculating about the cause.
Social Media Outpouring of Heartbreak and Teased Collaboration
Following Sam Smith’s sudden departure from the stage, fans took to social media to express their heartbreak.
This disappointment was heightened by the fact that the musician had teased a collaboration with Madonna just hours before the show.
Videos of the night captured crowds lingering around Manchester’s AO Arena before slowly dispersing with the lights still on.
Sam Smith’s Statement and Apology on Instagram
Sam Smith posted a statement on their Instagram account shortly after the cancellation, expressing their regret and apologizing to their fans.
They mentioned their previous battles with a virus and their excitement for the Manchester show, which was supposed to include a special surprise.
However, during the third song, they noticed something was wrong with their voice, leading to the difficult decision to end the show.
Further Cancellations in Birmingham and Glasgow
Unfortunately, Sam Smith revealed later on that their Birmingham and Glasgow shows have also been cancelled due to ongoing vocal issues.
Ticket holders for all three dates, including the Manchester concert, will be offered refunds.
A spokesperson explained that doctors advised Sam to have complete vocal rest to prevent permanent damage to their voice.
Fan Reactions and Hopes for Sam Smith’s Recovery
Fans expressed their disappointment and shared their well wishes for Sam Smith’s recovery on social media.
Many fans had been looking forward to the rescheduled shows and expressed their hope of seeing Sam Smith perform in the future.
The cancellation also dashed hopes for a collaboration between Sam Smith and Madonna, leaving fans eager for both artists to recover and potentially collaborate in the future.