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Sam Smith cancels the rest of his Australian tour

Singer Sam Smith has cancelled the rest of his Australian tour after doctors discovered a haemorrhage on his vocal cords.

Sam Smith Credit: PA

The Grammy award-winning star said he had been "vocally exhausted". Smith performed in Sydney's Hordern Pavilion last night and was due to take to the stage in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in late April and early May.

Smith wrote on his Instagram page:

I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour.

I have been vocally exhausted for a while now, however last night in Sydney I had a small haemorrhage on my vocal cords. The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal cords have healed, otherwise this could become a huge, long-term issue.

– Sam Smith, singer


Transport museum opens Acton Depot to the public

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The London Transport Museum is opening its Acton Depot to visitors this weekend for two days of events and the chance to see more than 320,000 exhibits.

Visitors can take part in a guided bus pit tour, watch live demonstrations of how the emergency response team deals with incidents on the transport system, listen to a talk about secret tunnels and disused stations on the Underground and watch rare films from the Museum's archives.

Alan Rickman marries high school sweetheart

Alan Rickman with wife Rima Horton Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Harry Potter star Alan Rickman has revealed he has married his high school sweetheart after 50 years together.

The 69-year-old actor and director has been in a relationship with Rima Horton, 68, since they met when he was 19 and she was 18. The couple have lived together in London for 50 years.

Asked what the secret of his successful relationship was, though they were not married, Alan told German newspaper Bild : "We are married, just recently. It was great because no one was there. After the wedding in New York, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch."

The A Little Chaos star apparently also revealed he gave his new wife a simple $200 (£130) gold band that "she never wears".


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