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Smith finding his voice in shower

Chart star Sam Smith says he is practising for his comeback gigs after vocal cord surgery by singing in the shower.

The Stay With Me singer cancelled a string of Australian dates last month after doctors discovered a haemorrhage on them and he was flown to the United States to see a specialist.

He told t he BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw that the problem was caused by "singing too hard for too long".

He said t he last few weeks had been "horrendous" after doctors banned him from speaking while he recovered, adding: "I ha ven't properly sung yet, I've just been singing in the shower and stuff.

"I'm just trying to take it slow".

The singer has had a meteoric rise in the last few years. Sales figures released last month show he had the best-selling album, single and most streamed track by a British artist in the US in 2014 when Stay With Me was played more than 147 million times

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