Sam Smith‘s surgery was a success. Smith is an English singer and he rose to fame when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch” had a hemorrhaged vocal cords operation. Just last month he had no choice but put a halt to his Australian shows and putting his recording album on hold, well now the expectation is that he will make a full recovery. He had the surgery done on Thursday, May 14, 205 in Boston.
In a statement, Massachusetts General Hospital, which treated the British star, said:
“Sam Smith underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Steven Zeitels, MD, 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.
“Sam came to Boston to consult and undergo corrective voice surgery with Zeitels, the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Centre. Zeitels, who is also the Eugene B. Casey Professor of Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard Medical School, has pioneered many vocal cord surgery procedures for benign and malignant problems 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, Zeitels expects Sam to make a full recovery from his laser microsurgery.”
The twenty-three-year-old, who just celebrated a birthday explained to his fans that he would not be able to speak for three weeks following the procedure.
In a post on Instagram, he wrote:
“Enjoying my last day of speaking. After today no speaking for three weeks. So if you see me on the streets sorry if you think I’m a d***head and can’t say hello. Also gonna be silent for my birthday. Sounds fun aye? (sic)”