Credit: Capitol Records

Sam Smith will return to the stage on July 3

After successful surgery for a vocal cord hemorrhage, Sam Smith has been doing physical therapy and has officially announced his return to live performing. His first post-surgery show will be July 3 in the UK, and his August 8 concert at the Gorge will go on as planned.

Here’s an Instagram post of his vocal therapy in action — I guess it’s some kind of laser thingy?

AboutJohn Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.