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25th May 2023

Sam Smith heartbroken after their Manchester gig ends after four songs

Sam Smith has issued an apology to their fans after their Manchester gig ended after just four songs.

The singer’s gig at the AO Arena in Manchester was plunged into darkness after just a few songs on Wednesday night.

Fans took to social media after lights went out at the venue as the performance abruptly stopped after Smith sang their 2017 song ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’.

Concert-goers were told Smith wouldn’t return to the stage because of “vocal issues”.

Sam Smith issued a statement shortly after coming off stage, insisting they could not go on after noticing “something was really wrong” with their voice.

They explained in the statement: “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,” they continued.

“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 am sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”

Some fans were understandably heartbroken following the abrupt end to the gig. Some even travelled from China to see the singer live in concert.

The singer usually performs around 21 songs during their gigs.


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