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Sam Smith says they might not tour again because they miss their family so much

Mirror logo Mirror 9/11/2019 Will Twigger
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Singer and Oscar-winner Sam Smith has said that they might stop touring all together because "touring is really, really difficult."

Sam - who recently changed their pronouns to "they/them" - revealed that they've faced severe mental health struggles while on the road.

They said: "After every tour I've been on, I've had a bit of a meltdown, if I'm honest.

"I don't want to lose my mind, so I'm scared for the next tour."

Sam continued: "I have an on-the-road therapist. There's many ways to handle it, but the truth is I don't handle it, I find it really hard."

a close up of a man smiling looking at the camera: Sam chatted candidly about gender and identity © jameelajamilofficial /Instagram Sam chatted candidly about gender and identity Sam Smith posing for the camera: They miss their loved ones on tour © Instagram They miss their loved ones on tour

While they're hugely popular with their legions of fans, touring's a lonely experience for them and they miss their loved ones.

Sam explained: "You go away from all your family and friends for so long and then you come back and everyone's changed and everything's changed.

"You have to play catch-up, but you have to play catch-up knowing full well that you're going to go again in a year's time.

"So it's really hard but at the same time it's incredibly addictive because I get to meet my fans and sing for all of them.

"I travel to some incredible places and I'm doing what I love when I'm performing and the highs that you feel are incredible."

Sam has been in the spotlight even more so than usual recently, as they announced their non-binary identity.

Sam Smith wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Sam misses their family when he tours © Getty Sam misses their family when he tours

Earlier this year, they did an interview with Jameela Jamil, in which the two stars discussed the topics of gender and identity.

Sam said: "You do not identify in a gender.

"You are just you. You are your own special creation. That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between - somewhat on the spectrum."

They added: "I've always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind...I do think like a woman in my head at time.

"I've sometimes sat there and questioned, 'Do I want a sex change?' It's something I still think about, but I don't think it is.

"I've tried to change that into my thoughts on gender...when I move, when I have sex with men, it's very feminine. I'm feminine in many ways - and I've resented that."

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