But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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We CANNOT wait…or buy enough tissues to prepare!
We've been a fan of Sam for a long time now, and this major performance is much deserved. Whether he'll be performing Stay With Me or I'm Not The Only One or some other hit, Sam will certainly touch the audience.
Sam commented on the big night that will be his U.S. award show performance debut:
"I have watched the VMAs every year since I was a kid. I am so insanely nervous but also so honored to be performing. This truly is a pinch yourself moment for me."
No need to be nervous, you're Sam Smith!
But we totally understand when you've got to compete with the likes of Beyoncé, who's also performing that night.
Don't worry though, we're sure she's more than happy to share the stage with you, Sam!
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