Sam Smith confirms break-up on stage in Toronto

Sam Smith

Sam Smith has told a crowd in Canada that he's broken up with his boyfriend, model Jonathan Zeizel.

Speaking on stage in Toronto, he said: "This song is very special for me today. It's because I've actually had to do a very similar thing today with someone I've been seeing."

The pair met on the set of the video for the same track, Like I Can, and went out for less than a month.

The break-up announcement was recorded by a member of the crowd on Vine.

After the show he posted a selfie on Instagram.

The caption said: "Sometimes you just need to lay in bed with a glass of red wine and a football T shirt and listen to Joni Mitchell. It's been a sad day. Beautiful show, but sad day x."

Jonathan Zeizel and Sam Smith
Image caption Jonathan Zeizel and Sam Smith spent Christmas together in Australia

Smith's PR company says it doesn't comment on the personal lives of its artists.

The British star won't have much time to feel sorry for himself.

He's performing at the Grammys in LA next month as well as singing at the Brits on 25 February.

Sam Smith's on tour in North America until 4 February before flying to Tokyo for a one-off show after the Grammys.

After the Brits he starts a European tour in Brussels on 1 March and is off to Australia and New Zealand in April and early May.

The 22-year-old has six Grammy nominations and is up for five prizes at the Brits.

Follow @BBCNewsbeat on Twitter, BBCNewsbeat on Instagram and Radio1Newsbeat on YouTube