Hollywood 2018: Sam Smith Last Minute Cancellation

Just minutes before Sam Smith was to take the stage at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena for his set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, an announcement was heard from the stage.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Sam Smith accepts the award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “Writing’s on the Wall” during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

“Due to unforeseen circumstances which transpired after his rehearsal, it became clear that Sam Smith would unfortunately not be able to perform tonight,” said Ryan Seacrest. “We love Sam. Sam has been part of our iHeart family for many, many years and we look forward to seeing him really soon.”

Smith was scheduled to perform a 25-minute set starting at 8:05 p.m.

Later, a rep for Smith echoed Seacrest’s remarks: “Sam is extremely sorry he is unable to perform at tonight’s show and wants to apologize to his fans.”

The representative for the Oscar-and Grammy-winner did not elaborate on the specific cause of the last-minute cancelation.

Smith himself tweeted shortly after 9 p.m. local time.