Sam Smith wants to bend it like Beckham
Sam Smith is so excited he can finally be involved with Richard Curtis' charity Comic Relief.
The British star is one of the biggest names in music, and even bagged four Grammys at last month's awards show.
He's currently on tour, with dates coming up all across Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Asia and North America. The 22-year-old has overhauled his diet to make sure he's on top form and is looking towards soccer-ace-turned-underwear-hunk David for inspiration.
"I need to be like an athlete [on tour], that's what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to be like David Beckham," Sam laughed to BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show.
While he may be busy on the road, Sam is honoured to have been able to do his bit for charity recently.
The Brit star has teamed up with John Legend to record a special version of his track Lay Me Down for Comic Relief, the charity founded by film director Richard Curtis.
The cause raises vital funds for projects in Africa and Sam is pleased to be a part of it.
"I'm so excited; I've always wanted to be involved with Comic Relief. I met Richard in Soho House, and finally I could do something. I couldn't go to Africa this year, which is so annoying, but I have been able to do this with John Legend. We recorded it in LA, we shot a video for it in LA. And I'm so proud of it and am just so happy that we can do something for this amazing cause.
"[John's] unbelievable, he's such a pro as well," Sam gushed. "We've been in contact for almost a year via email, and I'd never met him. And I finally got to meet him and he's so cool. I've never seen someone as professional like that in the studio. It was amazing."
The two men will only perform the song live once, taking to the stage this Friday at prestigious UK venue the London Palladium.
"I'm so excited about that. Also I get to perform at the Palladium, the theatre in London, which I'm so excited about. I can't wait!" Sam smiled.
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