Smith revealed just how bad it was after his vocal surgery was during a BBC Radio 1
interview with Nick Grimshaw. "It was so bad. But I got through and everyone's been so amazing about it, so thank you," he said, calling the vocal break a "blessing in disguise."
When it came time for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Smith still couldn't talk but he still managed to have the best acceptance speech of the night
. Check it out: