Sam Smith is a man who definitely wears his heart on his sleeve, and he isn’t afraid to tell his fans when he’s going through it. This is exactly what went down during his concert on Wednesday night, Jan. 21, in Toronto.
As he was introducing his song “Like I Can,” Smith had a candid moment with the audience when he basically announced that he broke up with his model boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel. “This song is very special for me today,” he told the audience. “I’ve actually had to do a very similar thing today with someone I’ve been seeing.” For those that don’t know the song, “Like I Can” is all about confronting a lover and telling them that they’ll never be able to find someone who lives up to them. Coincidentally, Smith and Zeizel first met during the filming of the visual for this song last winter.
Even though we don’t know too much about the former couple, they did do their share of sharing when it came to their romance. Not only did the duo enjoy a vacation together in Sydney, Australia, over the Christmas holiday, but Zeizel even shared one of the couple’s goofy moments when he filmed Smith singing Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” in the shower.
If you’re wondering how Smith is coping with the breakup, all you have to do is head over to his Instagram page. After the show, the pop/soul singer shared his go-to necessities when having love troubles, and it may or may not include a certain singer/songwriter by the name of Joni Mitchell.
Watch Smith announce his breakup during his Toronto show below.