Singer Sam Smith cancels remaining 2 Cape Town shows

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CAPE TOWN, April 17 – British singer-songwriter Sam Smith has cancelled his remaining two Cape Town shows, a day after walking off stage after only 45 minutes of his opening night, citing a “strained voice”.

In a statement, promoters Big Concerts said it regrets to announce that the remaining Sam Smith shows on 17 and 18 April at the Grand Arena at GrandWest have been cancelled.

“This difficult decision was made after Sam sought advice from medical specialists and his team, and after having to cut his show short last night with concerns for his voice,” the statement on Wednesday read.

“Sam is deeply upset that he is unable to perform for his fans in Cape Town but needs to rest at this time. Big Concerts wishes Sam a speedy recovery and hopes to welcome him back to Cape Town in the future.”

Big Concerts said that all ticket purchases made via Computicket’s website and call centre will automatically be refunded in full to the credit card used for the purchase. Ticket holders that bought their tickets in-store need to go to their nearest Computicket, Shoprite or Checkers outlet to process their full refund. The cut-off date for all refunds will be Friday 31 May 2019. (ANA)