Sam Smith was on tour in Australia when he had a problem with his vocal chords. He had to cancel his concerts and get surgery. Then, he had to stop talking and singing for 3 weeks to let his vocal chords rest. He used a lot of miming to communicate, as well as an app on his phone. "It was horrendous. It was so bad. But I got through and everyone's been so amazing about it, so thank you."
Reported by Nerea, 12 years old, Huelva, Spain