Happy birthday, Sam Smith! You get your voice back.
Today marks the Grammy award winning singer's 23rd birthday, and what better way to celebrate then with the recovery of his greatest gift. After a grueling road, it is with great satisfaction to announce Sam Smith's vocal cord surgery was a success. The "Stay With Me" singer was recently forced to cancel a handful of events/shows (including his Vegas Rock in Rio show & Billboard Music Awards appearance) to stay focused on healing his voice so he can continue gracing our ears with his delicious tunes. Fortunately, his careful planning paid off. The surgery went swimmingly, and accordingly the hospital released this
PR achievement statement:
"Sam Smith underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding). This condition is the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture and prevent vocal performance.
Dr. Zeitels has "pioneered many vocal cord surgery procedures for benign and malignant problems," the hospital added, "including the use of specialized lasers to stop vocal cord bleeding in singers. He has performed this unique procedure for many vocalists including Steven Tyler, Lionel Richie and Adele, allowing them to return to full performance. Similarly, Dr. Zeitels expects Sam to make a full recovery from his laser microsurgery."
He's not expected to sing or talk for another few weeks, but luckily there is light at the end of the tunnel!