SAM Smith might be crying during lockdown but they're laughing all the way to the bank with £10 million in cash in their coffers.
The global superstar – who goes by the pronouns they/them – has drawn criticism for weeping in their London mansion as key NHS workers lose their lives fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
But the balance sheets for firms that handle cash from his recordings and live performances should give them something to smile about.
Latest books for Sam Smith World Ltd show it has £7.1 million in cash in its company account – up from £2.7 million.
And SSW Live Ltd has £3.3 million available in readies. The firm was £2,588 in debt in 2018.
The Money On My Mind hitmaker, 27, was criticised after sharing their varying "stages of a quarantine meltdown" as they self-isolate at their £12 million home.
And comic Ricky Gervais says celebrities should not be whining about having to stay indoors.
Instead, he says, Britain should be lining up on a Thursday evening to applaud our NHS heroes.
And now the singer has been compared to WWII hero Captain Tom, 99, who has raised more than £25m for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden.
But fans of the crooner have jumped to their defence.
One said on Twitter: “And to all those people comparing him to Sam Smith have a word with yourselves. Completely different situations and state of health. #lockdown.'
Another follower commented: "NOT a fair comparison. Captain Tom did an incredible thing which deserves all recognition.
"But it is NOT okay to twist his positive achievement to be an attack on Sam Smith who is struggling with the impact lockdown is having on their mental health, a very real situation for many."
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