Sam Smith bows out of Billboard Music Awards under doctor's orders amid vocal strain

Mail Online | 4/24/2019 | Adam S. Levy For
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Sam Smith will not be taking the stage in Las Vegas at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards May 1 as he battles an ongoing illness.

'In the wake of cutting his South African tour short last week, Sam's medical specialists are requiring him to have further rest,' a statement posted to the London native's Twitter account read. 'Regrettable, this means that he will be unable to perform at the Azerbaijan Gran Prix in Baku this weekend or the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas next week.

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'We apologize for the disappointment for those affected, but the primary focus at this time needs to be on Sam‘s recovery and health.'

The Grammy-winning artist, 26, would have sang his hit Dancing With a Stranger (with Normani) at the event, which will be held MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Normani will not be performing at the event in the wake of Smith's absence, organizers told Billboard.

The singer-songwriter last week only made it through two tracks -...
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