Sam Smith had surgery on his vocal cords last month due to a hemorrhage and was ordered to not speak for three weeks. He canceled plenty tour dates in Australia, France, Japan, the Philippines and Monaco, gave acceptance speeches off of cue cards (a la Love, Actually) at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, and commiserated with fans all over social media.
Wednesday, Smith posted a picture to Instagram of Ariel from The Little Mermaid with the all-caps caption “I CAN SPEAK AGAIN!!!!!!!” He also announced five rescheduled dates for Australia. Replacement dates for the other canceled cities have not yet been announced. So congrats Sam, here’s to many more shows like this one.