By Kevin Rutherford
You may have little interest in the day-to-day lives of your favorite singers and celebrities, particularly when they become ill—because why should you? You have your own problems. Allergy season hit you hard this year. Pollen is the worst. Don’t go outside ever.
So Sam Smith’s declaration on Facebook that he can speak again may not be that intriguing at first glance, unless you like life to be sunshine and rainbows and for everyone to be in good spirits and health at all hours of the day. If that’s the case, be happy! Sam Smith’s vocal cord hemorrhage has no longer rendered him sans that otherworldly tenor that U.S. audiences fell in love with in 2014. He’s on his way to recovery after surgery, so much so that he’s rescheduled tour dates in Australia that he originally canceled earlier this year when doctors ordered a stop to all touring, Billboard reports.
But here’s why you should care: it means you’re very likely going to see Sam Smith live without any problems this summer.
An issue with Smith’s recovery could have spelled more cancellations, beginning with his Forecastle Festival set in Louisville, Ky., on July 17. It then would have affected his series of shows in the U.S. throughout the rest of July and into August, meaning if you had purchased tickets for that stretch, you may not have been swaying along to “I’m Not the Only One” with a couple thousand of your new best friends.
Take heart, Sam Smith fans. Your summer’s about to get better.