Sam Smith has been forced to cancel a performance because he has lost his voice.
The soul star announced he was pulling out of a scheduled appearance at the Vevo Halloween party at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester tonight.
In a message posted on Twitter and Facebook this afternoon, he said: “I’m so sorry to announce I won’t be singing at the Vevo Halloween show tonight.
“I’ve totally lost my voice and the doctors have advised against it. I’m so sorry but hope you all have a great time.”
Vevo also confirmed the news.
It said on Twitter: “We’re gutted to announce that Sam Smith will not be performing as he lost his voice.
“The doctor said he cannot sing. We hope Sam gets well soon. ”
The chart-topping singer has enjoyed a glittering year, with prizes at the Brit Awards and more recently the Mobos.