EntertainmentCelebrities Sam Smith expected to make full recovery from vocal cord surgery By WILL MENDELSON [email protected] May 19, 2015 2:45 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Talk about a very good birthday present of sorts. Sam Smith celebrated both his birthday and some other personal good news yesterday. Massachusetts General Hospital said that they expected Smith, 22, to make a full recovery from his recent vocal cord surgery. Smith, who underwent surgery for recurrent vocal cord bleeding, delivered his Billboard Music Award acceptance speech Sunday night for "top male artist" with cue cards. We're so glad to hear Smith is doing well, and we wish him the happiest of birthdays! By WILL MENDELSON [email protected] Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.