Sam Smith Misses LACMA’s Art + Film Gala

At last night’s LACMA’s Art + Film Gala, featured performer Sam Smith was unable to attend due to sudden illness.

The “Writing’s on the Wall” singer contacted the venue at short notice yesterday afternoon, regrettably having to withdraw from performing. Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art representative Miranda Caroll tells The Hollywood Reporter that Smith “was required to go on vocal rest”.

Smith’s inability to perform for the event, which was dedicated to filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and artist James Turrell, opened up a performance slot. Thankfully, it was filled by The Eagles’ Joe Walsh. As he performed his hit “Life’s Been Good”, he captivated the crowd with the story behind the song. After singing the words, “I live in hotels, tear out the walls, I have accountants pay for it all,” Walsh commented, “I met John Belushi in Chicago and the next day the hotel bill was $27,000.”

As a note to all of Sam’s fans: don’t worry, he should be back on his feet soon enough!

Smith is scheduled for the Asian segment of his “In The Lonely Hour” tour, starting in Manila, Philippines on November 21. Also, his new “In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadow Edition)” album was released two days ago.

Are you attending one of Sam’s upcoming concerts? Have you listened to the new “Drowning Shadows” edition of “In The Lonely Hour”? Tell us more by leaving a comment below, or tweeting to @CelebMix!

Written by Celine Low

Based in TX. Passionate about music, film, photography, & journalism.