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Inside 'terrifying' Sam Smith gig blackout - confusion, crying singer and Madonna cameo

Confusion surrounds Sam Smith's brief performance in Manchester on Wednesday night, after the Gloria hitmaker cut short their gig after just four songs and cancelled even more dates the following morning

Sam Smith's gig in Manchester ended abruptly on Wednesday night, leaving fans confused, angry and worried about the award-winning singer.

The Oscar award-winning singer, 31, cancelled further gigs on Thursday morning, explaining doctors have advised them to rest their vocal cords amid fears over permanent damage to their voice.

Sam has offered refunds to present to watch their brief stint on stage at Manchester's AO Arena, with the option also available for those with tickets to postponed dates in Birmingham and Glasgow to get their money back too.

While many have been sharing their concerns for Sam's mental health amid the drama, others have been recalling the 'terrifying' experience on Wednesday night online.

One concert goer took to social media to slam Sam for leaving the stage so suddenly - claiming she was left anxious and scared in the dark with her 13-year-old daughter, not knowing what was going on.

Just hours before teasing Madonna would be joining them at the AO Arena, Unholy singer Sam left the stage after performing just four songs for an excited crowd, with it claimed one of their backup singer had been spotted crying while performing.

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by Anonymousreply 105May 28, 2023 10:53 AM

May I also suggest a sensible diet and exercise?

by Anonymousreply 1May 26, 2023 5:28 AM


by Anonymousreply 2May 26, 2023 5:47 AM

That was very unprofessional of him, he could've quickly told the audience what was going on before leaving. Maybe he has anxiety and had a panic attack. He needs to take an extended break.

by Anonymousreply 3May 26, 2023 5:49 AM

^^ I mean "them" I forgot they identify as non-binary.

by Anonymousreply 4May 26, 2023 5:50 AM

He started leaking fat.

by Anonymousreply 5May 26, 2023 5:54 AM

I have all sympathy for mental issues, I'm a head case myself. But haven't these people heard of "the show must go on"?

by Anonymousreply 6May 26, 2023 6:05 AM

My first thought was maybe a family member died, but even Celine Dion performed in Vegas the day her Dad died.

by Anonymousreply 7May 26, 2023 6:12 AM

A pair of Welsh homosexuals were very upset by what happened, especially at spending hundreds of pounds on merch.

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by Anonymousreply 8May 26, 2023 6:21 AM

R-2, I’m dying!

by Anonymousreply 9May 26, 2023 6:23 AM

In contrast, singer Chalino Sanchez got a death notice while on stage, but he kept performing like nothing happened. Even more impressive: it was a notice of HIS death. His bullet-ridden corpse was found in an irrigation canal the next day.

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by Anonymousreply 10May 26, 2023 8:25 AM

I don't hate them as much as others here, but it does seem like they're rather self-destructive and the future is not looking bright. The singing alone has a shelf life given how much contortion is done to keep up that falsetto/upper register. Everything will be downkeyed in 5-10 years tops.

by Anonymousreply 11May 26, 2023 8:43 AM

Those two whales in R8's article cannot both be male.

by Anonymousreply 12May 26, 2023 8:47 AM

I'd be terrified at a Sam Smith gig too.

by Anonymousreply 13May 26, 2023 8:54 AM

It turns out Lana Del Rey was told her uncle had died right before she was due to perform for the prince of Monaco. She basically gave herself “two seconds to cry” and went on with the show. The show must go on.

by Anonymousreply 14May 26, 2023 8:54 AM

Is Sam Smith still identifying as fat?

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2023 9:12 AM

His fans are exactly the type who would excuse any behaviour on the basis of #mentalhealth, so it's kind of funny that that's coming back to bite them on the ass.

by Anonymousreply 16May 26, 2023 9:14 AM

Who is this guy? I only hear about him here. Granted I don't keep up with newer music or the Oscars anymore. He's rather unprepossessing.

by Anonymousreply 17May 26, 2023 9:21 AM

He needed to have a massive shit.

by Anonymousreply 18May 26, 2023 10:20 AM

[quote] Who is this guy?

Who is this “they”, you mean!

by Anonymousreply 19May 26, 2023 10:27 AM

I suppose by "terrifying" one means annoying and disappointing. At least they is refunding tickets.

by Anonymousreply 20May 26, 2023 10:32 AM

They needs to be given “lifesaving” gender-affirming hormones.

by Anonymousreply 21May 26, 2023 10:54 AM

He looks like a fucking monster.

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by Anonymousreply 22May 26, 2023 11:01 AM

I only read the OP's subject line. But I'm pretty confident there's a "MARY!" that must be exclaimed.

by Anonymousreply 23May 26, 2023 11:06 AM

Big fat mess surrounded by enablers.

by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2023 11:08 AM

They is exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2023 11:11 AM

[quote] One concert goer took to social media to slam Sam for leaving the stage so suddenly - claiming she was left anxious and scared in the dark with her 13-year-old daughter, not knowing what was going on.

Sounds like Smith’s fans are just as fragile as he is.

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2023 12:24 PM

Him needs to pull heself together. His shelf life is limited.

by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2023 12:52 PM

Madonna would never walk out mid- show.

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2023 12:56 PM

Mental illness that’s allowed because…. Neurodivergence. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2023 1:30 PM

R28 When no one pays attention, she just halves her age.

by Anonymousreply 30May 26, 2023 1:30 PM

[quote]May I also suggest a sensible diet and exercise?

"I don't know why I can't lose weight, I've tried everything except diet and exercise"

by Anonymousreply 31May 26, 2023 1:39 PM

Glad I don't live around the discompassionate hellscape that is R29. Asshole.

by Anonymousreply 32May 26, 2023 1:40 PM

R10 Oh my God!! Why did anyone want that sweet little cucaracha dead? That's so sad. What a badass he just kept singing.

by Anonymousreply 33May 26, 2023 1:42 PM

I would pay That not to sing.

by Anonymousreply 34May 26, 2023 1:42 PM

[quote] Madonna would never walk out mid- show.

She’d be hours late but no, she would never walk out mid-show. The fact she simply got up and finished her performance after the Brits fall showed true professionalism.

by Anonymousreply 35May 26, 2023 1:52 PM

Apparently Sam Smith and Madonna are releasing some kind of collaboration called S&M. Years ago I’d actually be interested and excited by new material from her, but you just know this will be godawful.

by Anonymousreply 36May 26, 2023 1:54 PM

Who is Sam Smith?

by Anonymousreply 37May 26, 2023 1:55 PM

Maybe Sam needs some "they time," like Bieber & Mendes...

by Anonymousreply 38May 26, 2023 1:55 PM

I just read the wikipedia article for Sam Smith and the tongue twisting of language required to read the various pronouns makes my head hurt. When I see “they” as a pronoun I can only assume there’s a spilt personality and/or pea soup involved.

by Anonymousreply 39May 26, 2023 1:57 PM

I saw a headline that says "Doctors have told Sam Smith they need to rest their voice" and I wondered if Doctors were a backing band, like Gladys Knight's Pips.

by Anonymousreply 40May 26, 2023 1:59 PM

This thread sounds like a bunch of a Fox News viewers screeching at each other in the old folks home.

by Anonymousreply 41May 26, 2023 2:04 PM

Not really R41. It just sounds like people who don't buy into pronoun bullshit or don't know who this person is.

by Anonymousreply 42May 26, 2023 2:19 PM

Nah, it's crotchety and a bit combative...and a lot like how people used to talk about gay men. The least you could do is hold your nose, stay away from stuff like Sam Smith, and move on like a grown assed adult.

by Anonymousreply 43May 26, 2023 2:28 PM

If comments on the internet about an overexposed public figure are too much for you to stomach without bitching then maybe you should hold your own nose.

by Anonymousreply 44May 26, 2023 2:34 PM

What R44 said. Grow up. If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Shoving yourself on SM because you want attention then getting that attention is self-inflicted so be prepared for criticism. Why do you care so much about this guy?

by Anonymousreply 45May 26, 2023 3:08 PM

The truth is, most of us are supportive of anyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, pronouns, weight, skin color or form of self-expression. As long as someone is humble, hardworking, stable, mature and hold themselves accountable for their own lives, we DL-ers and the public at large tend to quickly rise past any preconceptions or biases to extend respect and validation to that person. A good'un is a good'un and the world tends to value, support and reward the virtuous, regardless of the package such a person comes in.

See Dame Edna. See Tina Turner. See Michael J Fox. See Ru Paul. See Stephen Hawking. See Peter Dinklage.

It's the whining. It's the drama. It's the attention-seeking, the instability, the petulance. It's the fragility. It's the victimhood. It's the lack of stamina and that unreliability that makes DLers and the public at large turn on a person.

by Anonymousreply 46May 26, 2023 3:09 PM

You get word before the show has started

That your favorite uncle died at dawn

And top of that, your pa and ma have parted

You're broken-hearted, but you go on

by Anonymousreply 47May 26, 2023 3:19 PM

[quote] Nah, it's crotchety and a bit combative...and a lot like how people used to talk about gay men. The least you could do is hold your nose, stay away from stuff like Sam Smith, and move on like a grown assed adult.

You've been shown the door. One hopes you've chosen to take it.

by Anonymousreply 48May 26, 2023 3:20 PM

R43 I tend to agree. DL has always been bitchy, but a lot of the comments against Smith are usually aimed at who they are rather than their behaviour. Like you say, the general chatter draws parallels with the way gay people were commonly talked about in days gone by.

I'm not surprised you've got some defensive replies. People don't tend to like it when their narrow mindedness is pointed out, though it's perhaps more positive that they do seemingly care how they come across.

by Anonymousreply 49May 26, 2023 3:28 PM

How interesting that that's been your only comment on DL, R49, a defense of someone who was rightly taken to task.

by Anonymousreply 50May 26, 2023 3:32 PM

I can't understand R49's post - when he types THEY and THEIR does he mean Sam Smith or the people who think Sam Smith is a twat?

by Anonymousreply 51May 26, 2023 3:34 PM

As I said, I have no clue who he is and, yes, that's a he. I'm not doing the they, their, zir bullshit when it's clear you're male or female. That said, he sounds unprofessional as hell and sounds as if he may have mental issues.

by Anonymousreply 52May 26, 2023 3:36 PM

Honestly, I see a mental breakdown and/or suicide for this guy.

by Anonymousreply 53May 26, 2023 3:37 PM

R49 see R46

by Anonymousreply 54May 26, 2023 3:45 PM

[quote]a lot of the comments against Smith are usually aimed at who they are rather than their behaviour.

The problem is that Sam Smith, and so many others, think "who they are" serves as an all-purpose excuse to get away with this behavior. One might even (cynically) think that they've been so vocal about their identity precisely in order to gain sympathy so they can get away with this behavior.

by Anonymousreply 55May 26, 2023 3:45 PM

He obviously left the stage in search of food.

by Anonymousreply 56May 26, 2023 3:52 PM

Ryan Tedder has been teasing the song and he's a good producer so it might be a good song.

by Anonymousreply 57May 26, 2023 3:54 PM

I do believe that Sam Smith is a gay man with an effeminate streak. And when his mental health is stable, it shows up as a bit of flair in his styling. He may throw in a bit of genderbent glam but he looks healthy. See image below.

What we have been seeing this past year however, folks, is an example of unchecked mental illness. To celebrate or defend Sam Smiths poor mental health is to reduce Sam Smith to an object of consumption, a virtue signal, a prop that we can co-opt and wield to bolster our own political or social agendas.

The man's not well. He's being exploited for profit by people in suits that don't care if he lives or dies as long as the money keeps rolling in. In fact, dying is fine if it means a boost album sales.

See below what a healthy Sam Smith looks like.

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by Anonymousreply 58May 26, 2023 3:57 PM

Now see what a mentally unwell, exploited Sam Smith looks like.

And you tell me if this person is okay or not.

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by Anonymousreply 59May 26, 2023 3:58 PM

Is THIS the hill some of you are ready to die on?

We're not being mean. We're not really truly even judging. But this --- this below -- this is fucked up. Sorry.

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by Anonymousreply 60May 26, 2023 3:59 PM

Too much pie, fatty! That's their problem!

by Anonymousreply 61May 26, 2023 4:04 PM

It's incredible that Boy George never looked this bad. And Boy George was a huge addict.

by Anonymousreply 62May 26, 2023 4:15 PM

That's because when Boy George was the size of a small hippo, he did the right thing- he wore caftans until he took off the weight, understanding it was not something to be celebrated and fetishized, but a problem he had to conquer.

by Anonymousreply 63May 26, 2023 4:17 PM

And, R62 Boy George never got this much shit from society, EVER, no matter how gender-bent or debauched or strung out he ever got. See my explanation at R46 as to why. (Hint: He's a true talent, and a professional and a survivor and not a whiny fragile little bitch)

by Anonymousreply 64May 26, 2023 4:19 PM

They/them pronouns and mental illness go hand-in-hand. So none of his behavior is surprising.

by Anonymousreply 65May 26, 2023 4:20 PM

"They" need to quit.

by Anonymousreply 66May 26, 2023 4:22 PM

R64, agreed with most of what you said but does Sam really get that much shit from people? I feel like this is mostly a media-driven thing just like how the media claimed there was a huge controversy about Harry Styles wearing clothes meant for women.

by Anonymousreply 67May 26, 2023 4:25 PM

Sam probably wishes he wasn't famous so he could explore his issues and/or eat himself silly without the world watching.

But then that spigot of money wouldn't be on all the time.....

by Anonymousreply 68May 26, 2023 4:27 PM

[quote]Sam probably wishes he wasn't famous so he could explore his issues

This, I believe.

by Anonymousreply 69May 26, 2023 4:29 PM

Sam Smith isn't doing anything that pop stars haven't done before, but he is convinced he is.

And what irks most people is that what he's doing he's doing badly.

by Anonymousreply 70May 26, 2023 4:36 PM

R50 Eh? Did you mean me? Because that most certainly wasn't my first comment here. My stats according to my profile are:

You have started 8 threads which have received 368 replies. You have received 4953 WW votes and have posted 1986 replies to threads.

by Anonymousreply 71May 26, 2023 4:36 PM

Fuck you all for going for the pronouns rather than his shitty attributes. Eat shit, you terrible people.

by Anonymousreply 72May 26, 2023 5:10 PM

Miss R72 Has Stated Her Boundaries!

by Anonymousreply 73May 26, 2023 5:53 PM

[quote]Fuck you all for going for the pronouns rather than his shitty attributes.

The pronouns are just one more of his many shitty attributes.

by Anonymousreply 74May 26, 2023 5:59 PM

Please marry me, R73!!!!

by Anonymousreply 75May 26, 2023 6:23 PM

Yeast infections can make you dizzy.

by Anonymousreply 76May 26, 2023 6:25 PM

R73, Miss [R72] Has Stated THEIR Boundaries!

by Anonymousreply 77May 26, 2023 6:26 PM


by Anonymousreply 78May 26, 2023 6:27 PM


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by Anonymousreply 79May 26, 2023 6:32 PM

I don't know if I'll ever get used to plural pronouns for individual people. If they really can't abide by he or she, there should be a gender neutral singular pronoun. Or maybe they could just abide by he or she.

by Anonymousreply 80May 26, 2023 6:33 PM

R72 = Trigglypuff

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by Anonymousreply 81May 26, 2023 6:35 PM

Does anyone know WHET Trigglypuff? Dead of a heart attack by now? 1000 lbs and fused to its sofa?

by Anonymousreply 82May 26, 2023 6:37 PM

They were tired and emotional.

by Anonymousreply 83May 26, 2023 6:39 PM

Look at all this shit you're eating! Any Ben Gay or Geritol, gents?

by Anonymousreply 84May 26, 2023 7:05 PM

I’ll save my sympathy for the thousands of people who paid their hard-earned cash to watch this simpleton and who were then let down because said simpleton has never had to learn that he has a responsibility to other people.

Oh, and as to the idea of him collaborating with Madge: good God. Jesus wept.

by Anonymousreply 85May 26, 2023 7:13 PM

R85 proof positive that you can read Smith form filth while steering clear of the pronouns.

by Anonymousreply 86May 26, 2023 7:48 PM

But why should we steer clear of the pronouns? Because YOU get triggered?

by Anonymousreply 87May 26, 2023 7:49 PM

No ,asshole r87, it's because the pronouns are about more than Smith when there's plenty to criticize that's a our Smith alone, you self-indulgent fucknut.

by Anonymousreply 88May 26, 2023 7:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 89May 26, 2023 7:53 PM

Still waiting for a good reason. Got one?

by Anonymousreply 90May 26, 2023 7:53 PM

[quote]I can only assume there’s a spilt personality and/or pea soup involved

I'd much rather watch pea soup perform on stage.

by Anonymousreply 91May 26, 2023 7:58 PM

Get help...or maybe you're just beyond it and have all the time in the world to spew your toxicity here.

by Anonymousreply 92May 26, 2023 7:59 PM

I am sad that no one here has compassion for this guy. He is really fucked up. Maybe he was horrifically sexually abused as a kid. All I know is that he is was a proud gay man, with talent, who has become a laughing stock and is in the midst of a complete breakdown. I think his latest phase is trash but I honestly hope he comes through. I think he's been exploited for money and I don't think he has anyone looking out for him.

by Anonymousreply 93May 26, 2023 8:02 PM

He's fat

by Anonymousreply 94May 26, 2023 8:22 PM

Did he find out about Tina early???!!!!! 😱

by Anonymousreply 95May 26, 2023 8:26 PM

They need a colony. They can call it Theys Mills.

by Anonymousreply 96May 26, 2023 8:33 PM

Sam's pronouns have become "Fat/Fatter."

by Anonymousreply 97May 26, 2023 8:34 PM

[quote]Unholy singer Sam

Star of the next sequel to Carrie.

by Anonymousreply 98May 26, 2023 8:38 PM

[quote] Get help...or maybe you're just beyond it and have all the time in the world to spew your toxicity here.

btw... we'e still waiting.

by Anonymousreply 99May 26, 2023 9:01 PM

It’s nothing to do with vocal strain as his PR is desperately trying to spin and more to do with his drug habit.

by Anonymousreply 100May 27, 2023 8:57 PM

[quote]Inside 'terrifying' Sam Smith

It is quite a scary prospect.

by Anonymousreply 101May 27, 2023 9:11 PM

R86, there are two male pronouns in R85's post.

by Anonymousreply 102May 27, 2023 9:11 PM

[quote] One concert goer took to social media to slam Sam for leaving the stage so suddenly - claiming she was left anxious and scared in the dark with her 13-year-old daughter, not knowing what was going on.

Scared? What could they realistically have thought was happening? Xe was turning into a werewolf?

by Anonymousreply 103May 27, 2023 9:25 PM

OP, I assume there is meant to be a colon after "gig" in your title?

by Anonymousreply 104May 28, 2023 7:07 AM

R100 I doubt drugs with that weight gain. Not what you'd think of at least. There a reason most people are skinny when they do coke, pills, etc. Maybe it's drinking though. Drinking makes people look like shit.

by Anonymousreply 105May 28, 2023 10:53 AM
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