Sam Smith tells Sir Elton John: I nearly quit music after being dumped

Sam Smith has opened up about his struggle to write music after a heartbreaking failed relationship.

The multi-platinum selling artist says he had to be “forced” back into the studio after being dumped.

It comes as he prepares to release his first new album in three years.

Sam Smith tells Sir Elton John: I nearly quit music after being dumped

The Oscar winning singer opened up to Sir Elton John in an exclusive interview for the September issue of Attitude magazine.

He told Sir Elton: “There was a period, when making the record, that I was in a really bad place. I got dumped, which wasn’t very nice.

“Writing music about that kind of thing is normally like therapy for me, but when I got dumped this time round I just couldn’t write for about two months.

“My team had to force me to get into the studio, because I almost felt as if I didn’t want to do it any more.

“So, there were moments on there where it got a bit intense and I started to lose myself.”

Sir Elton also opens up on his own past in the interview – fame, sex, coming out and gay culture.

Darren Styles, publisher of Attitude said: “Sam Smith’s debut was extraordinary on every level, both musically and in terms of reach and reaction.

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