Sam Smith on this Twitter April 18 post sending cyberlove to fans
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Sam Smith on this Twitter April 18 post sending cyberlove to fans

Sam Smith believed they had the coronavirus but did not undergo testing.  In an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music shown on April 15, they assumed they "100 percent had it."  No testing to validate their suspicion was administered, but the Grammy-winning singer said, "Everything I've read completely pointed to that."  Smith went on further saying, "I think I definitely had it."

The singer's sister, who was with them, started inhibiting similar symptoms five days after Smith had gotten sick. The siblings self-isolated themselves together to rest and recover for three weeks. They avoided being with the rest of the family to protect them from the rampant COVID-19. Both of them did not want to risk anything.  

"Stay With Me" singer was thankful for the lockdown imposed in the U.K. saying, "that's when I got over it, luckily."  Smith has recovered well and feeling much better now.

Smith joins the list of celebrities with the coronavirus which had infected Prince Charles, Idris Elba, Pink, Tom Hanks, and a lot more.

The U.K.currently has more than 120,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 16,000 fatalities, as of this writing. Even British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not spared from the disease. He tested positive on March 26, was admitted to the hospital on April 5, and on his way to recovery.

During the interview, the British singer-songwriter admitted the urge to sing and create new music during the moments of quarantine. Smith shared their home videos while singing on social media, whether it was their song or from others.  

They kept the fans updated on March 30 with the decision to do changes to their upcoming album.  The title will be changed from the original "To Die For," as found it inappropriate during this time. There will be revisions on the tracks to be included; not certain yet if previous released songs "Dancing With A Stranger," "To Die For," and "How Do You Sleep" will be added.

On the three-week quarantine period, Smith has done his share by donating to the "Mask 4 NHS Heroes." It aims to raise funds to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to NHS workers in the U.K.

The singer though had moments of struggles that were shared on Twitter. It was probably during this time they were feeling under the weather.  Yet, Smith continued to write after finding the rhythm once again.

Back to their form, Smith released their latest single, "I'm Ready" on April 17, the much-awaited collaboration with friend, Demi Lovato. The song spoke about their ideals in finding the right partner and the risk they are willing to take for someone to love them.  

On April 18, Sam teamed up with John Legend for the WHO/Global Citizen benefit concert, "One World: Together at Home" to raise funds for healthcare workers. The pair did a timely duet "Stand By Me" with Legend playing the piano. It was a stirring performance for both Grammy winners that the world needed to hear during this difficult time of the pandemic.