Sam Smith sees specialist for voice, cancels more shows

Sam Smith sees specialist for voice, cancels more shows
Singer Sam Smith arrives at the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 23, 2014.

LOS ANGELES - Young singing sensation Sam Smith on Tuesday saw a US specialist for vocal cord problems after he cancelled more dates following an intense touring schedule.

The 22-year-old British singer, who was the big winner at the latest Grammy Awards, called off shows scheduled Thursday and Friday in Tokyo and Sunday in Manila.

Smith earlier cut short a tour of Australia after doctors noticed a hemorrhage on his vocal cords following a concert in Sydney.

"Very upset about Japan and Manila dates," Smith wrote on Instagram, calling the situation "horrid."

Smith flew from Australia to Los Angeles "to see a specialist to see what to do."

Smith, who until a few years ago was a bartender in London, quickly amassed a global following with his song "Stay With Me," a soulful ballad about a one-night stand.

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