Sam Smith 'relieved' to speak again after surgery

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Sam Smith says he's "so relieved" that he can speak again following his vocal cord surgery.

He told the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw he couldn't talk for three weeks.

"It was horrendous. It was so bad. But I got through and everyone's been so amazing about it, so thank you."

The singer had to pull out halfway through his Australian tour in April after hurting his vocal cords.

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Sam talked about needing to have more rest time before he hits the stage again.

"It's like a blessing in disguise to have this break," Sam said. "But at the same time it killed me to cancel all these shows."

The three-time Brit Award winner still hasn't sung properly yet.

"I've just been like singing in the shower and stuff. I'm just trying to take it slow.

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"I've got two more weeks chill time."

The 23-year-old used a lot of miming to communicate, as well as an app on his phone.

"I did use my phone, where you can type in what you want to say and it'll say it for you. But it doesn't swear a lot, which is really annoying!"