salvador sobral sings

Since winning Eurovision 2017 back in May, Salvador Sobral has been busy touring Portugal, releasing new music and raising funds for disaster relief efforts.

And on Tuesday doctors told Portugal’s beloved jazz star that he needs to slow down, forcing him to cancel three concerts this week — despite his sincere wish to perform for fans.

“By way of medical advice, Salvador Sobral will not be able to fulfil the professional commitments scheduled for the next few days,” a statement says on his official Facebook page. “The musician will have to stop his activity for a few days to control his health condition. Thus, we inform you that the scheduled concerts for Festival F in Faro (Excuse Me,  31/08 and Alexander Search, 01/09) and Anadia (02/09) will be canceled. The new date for the show will be announced soon.”


Despite the unfortunate cancellation, this is not the end of Salvador’s “Excuse Me” tour.

If everything goes as planned, he’ll return to the stage on September 8 (that’s next Friday) in Cascais, where he’ll play the Festival Internacional de Cultura. In total, he’s got five more gigs this month. Yessss!

As for Salvador’s band Alexander Search, they’ve also released a statement. They plan to hit the stage again on September 17 in Castelo Branco.

The longer the wait, the sweeter the sound.

Salvador Sobral: “Amar Pelos Dois” at Eurovision 2017

Fans stand by Salvador

Fans responded to Salvador’s statement with an outpouring of support and have wished him a quick recovery. In just a few hours, his post has received more than 500 comments, and almost 2,500 reactions. His growing legion of fans understand his situation and respect his decision.

Among all the comments, one really stands out. One fan used Salvador’s song titles to create a message wishing him well. It’s an appropriately creative response for the bohemian star. It reads:

“Excuse me” Salvador — I realized that “Something Real” happened. I told you that there was “Nothing to Look Forward To” for a vacation, but you said that you felt like you were in a “Beach Prision” … Now you have to say “I Might Just Stay Away” for a few days, but “After You’ve Gone “, “Neither I” nor anyone else has the same “Glow”! “Oh Love” rest a lot, to be “Ready For Love Again”…I want to go through “Autumn in New York”! I only ask you one thing: Do not “Change” anything, you’re beautiful like that! “I’m going to love you both!” Kisses and see you soon!?

At this point, we simply wish Salvador a speedy and easy recovery and we can’t wait to see him on stage again as soon as possible. Amar pelos Salvador. 

Were you going to any of this week’s concerts? Do you want to send Salvador a message? Feel free to do so in our comments section! 

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Hada
Hada
4 years ago

I hope he’s ok. Touring, even inside a smallish country like Portugal, is an exhausting thing and he must be careful. Sending positive energies to him and his family.

jim
jim
4 years ago

he doesnt need a heart transplant, his only health issues are his hernias. thats the official statement from salvador, he never confirmed that he needs a heart transplant

Desfolhada
Desfolhada
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

Do you find yourself too convincing “does he need a heart transplant, his only health issues are his hernias”? Unfortunately rumors of his heart problems are true, he has indirectly confirmed that he has heart problems.
He also doesn’t like to talk about his health problems.

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

I would even say that he and his sister have directly confirmed that he has a heart condition in several interviews and in one of his statements about an unauthorized biography. Are you happier now?

SL
SL
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

He also had hernias, but it’s not his only health issue. For the looks of it, the cancelled concerts and the whole absence during the ESC rehearsals are related with heart failure and he might very well be on the last stages of it. He might need a new heart or not, it depends on the how his condition affected the entire heart muscle and cavities…

Kai
Kai
4 years ago

so..where are the bastards who said that Portugal created gossips about his heart conditions just to win Eurovision? Shame on you jealous people!
Best wishes Salvador

Polska
Polska
4 years ago
Reply to  Kai

THEY MAY HAVE changed their name to Kai !!

Kai
Kai
4 years ago
Reply to  Polska

please go eat some Oscypek and give me a break…

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Polska

I think Polska is more alike!

Fatima
Fatima
4 years ago
Reply to  Kai

No so much created as milked Kai, but I’ve have done the same thing. It’s the sort of thing which has an impact in televoting shows these days, as we saw.

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Fatima

You and no one has really grounds to say that his condition affected televote. Has Monika from Poland won in 2015 with a much more evident condition or Corina May? Stop making excuses for Salvador’s victory other than it was a song and a performance that pleases people. Full stop!

ASIA
ASIA
4 years ago

Do you know FSC? I have discovered a few months and a competition similar to Eurovision, each one chooses a country, if the country is already busy, do not worry, you continue as a jury of that country (and do the same), send a song and vote at the end of Editing (does not take much time). It’s very funny and discovers songs from other countries. Subscribe to the forum ESCYOUnited.
Link = http://escunited.com/forum/threads/3472-Join-FSC-Sign-Up-Thread/page220
If you have any questions, you can ask me, I wait for you.

Kermit
Kermit
4 years ago

Good luck and speedy recovery…he is a REAL singer with personality nd distinction. All respect

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Kermit

Yes….the other singers were illusions constructed by our minds.

jim
jim
4 years ago
Reply to  Kermit

he is the fakest diva full of arrogance, everyone else behaved better and were more real than him

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

So and that is why you wish him a heart condition… How low can one go?

SL
SL
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

That is just mean, you know? If someone you love was in the same situation than Salvador, would you like to read what you wrote? I know I wouldn’t.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago

Hope his health improves fast!! How’s the situation with his transplant?

The situation of ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ is even worse though!!
It has dropped out of spotify charts even from Portugal too!!
Only Belgium is still charting outside its territory and Norway Italy and Belgium are still in their own country’s Spotify Top 200.

YeOldeMusik
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

In iTunes “Amar pelos dois” still in the charts of Cape Verde, Belgium and Portugal http://kworb.net/itunes/artist/salvadorsobral.html and he achieve two golden records (one for the single and other for “Excuse me” although APD is not in the album). In any case this is not important now, the important is he get well soon

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  YeOldeMusik

iTunes is not a representative chart!! If 1 person would download a song it enters into the iTunes chart of that country!! It’s only used by the entitled / uninformed

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

So what?… Salvador is not after charts positions, like other so-called “artists”.
Anyway, Spotify is not representative at all, much less than Itunes.

Polska
Polska
4 years ago
Reply to  Bart

How is Spotify unrepresentative?? Is that correct word!!

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Polska

Because it is not much used, except the Nordic countries like Sweden. So it does not represent the likings of the majority.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Bart

Well total stream would be unrepresentative!! But since they bring out charts for individual countries the fact that Nordics use spotify more doesn’t make a country’s chart disproportionate.

isabel
isabel
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

It is not representative.
In Portugal, streaming apps like Spotify are mainly used by teenagers and youngsters in their early 20s. (Same happens in other Southern European countries.) If you compare Spotify charts with the official sailings and the artists that give more concerts, you’ll see that the names do not coincide. Comparing Spotify charts in Sweden with Spotify charts in Portugal is like comparing apples and oranges.

Sentzo
Sentzo
3 years ago
Reply to  isabel

Isabel, shut up. You’re clueless.

Kai
Kai
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

He don´t care about charts!!!!
Its eurovision song contest…not radio friendly songs contest, or radio hits contest or golden records singles contest!!!

Polska
Polska
4 years ago
Reply to  Kai

Well he( he call it a circus) and clearly you too don’t care about Eurovision too!! A bad and forgettable winning song is not good for contest

Desfolhada
Desfolhada
4 years ago
Reply to  Polska

A bAD aNd fOrgEtTAblE wINnInG sOnG iS nOt goOd fOr cONtESt

Pat
Pat
4 years ago
Reply to  Polska

I forgot the song with poland won eurovision…. Or wait…

Polska
Polska
4 years ago
Reply to  Pat

Poland will win soon!! Do not worry

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Polska

No you send dated songs . I don’t think you’re winning anytime soon.

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

For once I agree with you…. 🙂

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Polska

A forgettable song that got 12 from the jury and 10 from the televote of your country. I guess dealing with that means that you wish Salvador a serious heart condition. What goes around comes around. So be careful with what you wish for…

Polska
Polska
4 years ago
Reply to  Bart

I never wish heart condition for Salvador!! I like Salvador. His song I like not

isabel
isabel
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

“Amar pelos dois” is still in the Spotify Chart in Portugal: https://spotifycharts.com/regional/pt/daily/latest
Still, I think Spotify is not very used by adults (at least in Portugal). Salvador Sobral’s average public is over 30, I’d say. Also, in Portugal it’s not the CD sales, ITunes etc. that make an artist’s career. They all make very little money with sales; it’s all about the concerts… that’s what artist do for a living.
His concerts are always sold out and people who attend the shows are surrendered. He truly is a wonderful on live shows.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  isabel

I keep track of this on Spotify and it had dropped out yesterday and re-entered today .

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

God… What an obsession, for someone who hates the song…

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Bart

Well three things
1) I think I’ve already told you this….I don’t hate the song. Its not good enough to deserve my hatred.
2) yes ESC is my obsession
3) I don’t go around looking for charts ….esctracker.com provides all at one place and so it’s easy to track all ESC songs…. including ones I don’t listen to at all

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

No es lo suficientemente bueno para mi odio? Consultalo con tu terapeuta.
Por cierto a la gente que nos gusta la musica compramos lp todavia, excus me de Salvador se sigue vendiendo en muchos paises y nadie del esc se acerca a sus cifras, igual que sus conciertos.

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

Patetica

Bart
Bart
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

So you a good song deserves your hatred… I guess than you love bad songs. That explains your love for the yodel thingi. But that lets me wondering about Blanche. Why would you love her or do rather do you hate her?

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

Estaras contento pues , por que en eurovision os gustan las divas, lastima que no se puso un ventilador y susurraba cantwndo en vez de gritar, para que cambiar tu odio por amor

Ronda
Ronda
4 years ago

I wish him the best of luck. I hope he gets well. :/ I loved his song and performance, plus voted for him three times in the grand final.

henning
henning
4 years ago

That post with all the song names is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Really, really terrible

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago
Reply to  henning

Ante una situacion medica, solo se te ocurre ese comentario? Elocuente

YeOldeMusik
4 years ago
Reply to  henning

It’s not terrible, it’s just a love demostration made for a fan in Facebook

Joano
Joano
4 years ago
Reply to  henning

Your life must be really boring and pathetic if that’s one of the worst things you’ve ever seen. I pity people like you tbh.