Singing sensation Sam Smith cut short his Cape Town show on Tuesday night after performing for approximately 40 minutes over “strain to his voice”
The Stay with Me hitmaker is currently in the country as part of his The Thrill Of It All World Tour.
Sam was billed to perform at Grandwest Casino for three nights, 16, 17 and 18 April. This, after the crooner rocked his Jozi performances at the Ticketpro Dome on 13 and 14 April.
Big Concerts confirmed on Twitter that the show had to be cancelled and that updates on remaining shows would be provided as it became available.
“Sam Smith’s CPT concert tonight has been cancelled. Unfortunately, Sam Smith took strain to his voice & had to stop his performance. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. We will keep you posted with more info for other CPT performances as it becomes available,” read the statement.
Sam Smith’s CPT concert tonight has been cancelled. Unfortunately Sam Smith took strain to his voice & had to stop his performance. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. We will keep you posted with more info for the other CPT performances as it becomes available.
— BIG Concerts (@BigConcerts) April 16, 2019
Sam jetted into the Mother City on Tuesday afternoon and posted about his arrival on Twitter.
Good Afternoon Cape Town pic.twitter.com/c7qRWC8jlD
— Sam Smith (@samsmith) April 16, 2019
Taking to Instagram Stories on Monday, the superstar opened up about struggling with anxiety over the past few weeks
He said that he wanted to be more honest with fans about the challenges he faces in life.
“I wanna be more open and honest and I think we should all be more honest about our life experiences on this platform because I think it’s healthy and honest and good for us all,” he wrote.
Sam added that, even though he looks calm and collected in pictures, he has been battling severe anxiety.
“The last week, or so I’ve been doing these incredible shows, and from my pics, I look super happy and calm and collected. And I am happy, and sometimes I am calm. But the last few weeks my anxiety has been so f*cking intense! I can’t even begin to explain.
“I’ve felt completely out of control and as if I’m going to snap and everything is going to come undone. However, for the first time ever I have been trying to really tackle and fight against these horrible thoughts and tidal waves of fear.”
Sam also shared a video of a fan singing at one of his Jo’burg shows, which cheered him up.