Sam Smith has announced he is ready to go back on tour after his vocal cord surgery.
Sam Smith posted on Instagram: “I CAN SPEAK AGAIN!!!!!!!!” with a picture of Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
The singer also shared a photo of the doctor who helped him to reclaim his voice and publicly thanked him.
Four performances that Sam Smith had to postpone in April after having problems with his voice have now been announced in Australia.
The tour will begin again at Perth Arena on November 28 before visiting Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in early December.
Sam Smith, 23, said in a statement: “Australia, I am so so happy to finally have some good news for you.. I can now announce that my cancelled IN THE LONELY HOUR tour dates have been rescheduled!!
“I’m unbelievably excited to get back onstage and perform for you all again, and I promise it will be so much better than it would have been before when my voice was damaged.
“The past few months have been incredibly difficult, but the support, love and patience my fans have shown me is absolutely unreal. I am so grateful to every one of you. I can’t wait to see you all xxxx.”
He was forced to pull out of his Australian tour on April due to bleeding on his vocal cords.
Sam Smith was halfway through an eight-date tour.
Lorde has decided to postpone her Australian tour after doctors advised her to rest immediately.
Lorde, 17, said in a statement: “It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds, and it was not a decision we made lightly.
“I know I need to focus on getting better in order to perform at my best.
“We’ll be with you as soon as we can, Aussies.”
Lorde has decided to postpone her Australian tour after doctors advised her to rest immediately
The New Zealander singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, told her 1.5 million followers on Twitter that she had a “nasty chest infection and general ill health”.
Lorde also posted messages on the social network revealing her parents and team had told her to take a break after she worked “non-stop” in 2014.
“I just need time to get back to full gollum girl fitness before i go out playing shows again,” she added.
Lorde has been touring North and South America over the past few months and played at Coachella over the Easter weekend.
She was due to start her seven-date Australian tour in Melbourne on Thursday and said she expected to reschedule the gigs for November.
Lorde’s breakthrough hit Royals was number one on music charts around the world in 2013 and she won Grammys for song of the year and best pop solo performance in January.
Last month Lorde’s debut album Pure Heroine broke the million sales mark.
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Prince George has met Bilby George at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first official engagement in Australia.
The two came face-to-face on Sunday at Taronga Zoo’s enclosure, where it was officially named the Prince George Bilby Exhibit as part of Australia’s gift following the prince’s birth on July 22 last year.
It had been anticipated that Prince George would make his only public appearance at the zoo, but it wasn’t confirmed until he was filmed being put into the car by his mother Kate Middleton.
Kate Middleton carried Prince George – dressed in dark blue shorts, a striped lighter blue-colored shirt, dark blue socks and shoes – as they entered the zoo.
Eight-month-old Prince George looked inquisitive, and was chuckling and looking at the cameras.
Prince George has met Bilby George at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first official engagement in Australia
Kate Middleton had changed out the dove-grey Alexander McQueen outfit she wore to church during Easter Sunday service, into a lemon cream broderie anglaise dress by a designer who did not want to be named. The dress had a fitted bodice and flared out to the knee.
After a quick photo op, the family headed into the enclosure where the meeting took place.
Prince William helped break the ice, when he enticed the bilby – renamed George – over with some food.
Kate Middleton held Prince George close to the glass wall dividing the pair, and he started to show a keen interest in the endangered marsupial.
Despite being a royal, Prince George proved himself to be a normal baby – eagerly grabbing the stuffed bilby present before throwing it on the ground – and sticking a card straight in his mouth.
This was Prince George’s second official function.
During the New Zealand leg of the trip, Prince George “hosted” a play group event with other babies his age at Government House.
After the very short engagement, Prince George returned to Admiralty House, while Kate Middleton and Prince William continued through the zoo, feeding tree kangaroos, walking past giraffes, enjoying a bird show, and taking in the rhino conservation display.
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