Sam Smith’s performance at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival was interrupted by heavy thunderstorms and the audience was evacuated.
An audience watching Sam Smith perform at Forecastle Festival on Friday (17th July) had to be evacuated because of extreme weather conditions. It was the first day of the festival in Louisville, Kentucky and the organisers made the decision, in the face of high winds and heavy rain, to cut short the performances and evacuate the whole festival. The British singer was 35 minutes into his set when the area was evacuated.
Sam Smith performing in Amsterdam in March 2015.
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Smith posted a picture of himself, looking extremely sad, on Instagram and explained the situation in the caption. He expressed his disappointment at being taken off stage when the crowd had been so enthusiastic.
‘Louisville!!!!!! The drama is real right now!!’ Smith captioned his Instagram picture. ‘Literally In the middle of Lay Me Down there was an electrical storm and I had to be taken off stage and the whole festival had to evacuate. This KILLS me, because you guys were SO loud and incredible!!!!!!!! You were so loud the heavens opened haha. Gutted. But I do feel like Dorothy.’
Smith was making his comeback at the festival after three months off from singing. The 23-year-old suffered a vocal cord haemorrhage back in May and underwent throat surgery. Only a few days ago was he given the all clear by doctors and told he was allowed to sing again. Although he’s missed out on finishing his set at Forecastle, there’s still plenty of shows up ahead as Smith is heading back on tour in the U.S.
On the bright side, despite wind speeds of 60m.p.h. and thousands losing their electricity, no one was injured at the festival, as MTV reports. Festival goers also praised Smith for his performance, so it looks like the ‘I’m Not the Only One’ singer is back on fighting form.
It’s been a pretty eventful week for Smith. He received good news from the doctor and also announced his collaboration with fashion house Balenciago. Smith starred in a series of sultry photos and a video for Balenciago’s Autumn/Winter campaign.
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