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Sam Smith engages in an animated phone call while sipping a coffee

Sam Smith engages in an animated phone call while sipping a coffee during a low-key walk in London

They have made a slew of candid TV appearances of late. 

Yet Sam Smith was taking some time away from the spotlight on Monday, as they stepped out for a low-key stroll with a coffee and a chat on the phone. 

The Stay With Me hitmaker, 28, kept out the winter chill in a warm khaki parka jacket as they walked through the park, just weeks after they recently spoke about identifying as non-binary and the decision to come out. 

Out and about: Sam Smith was taking some time away from the spotlight on Monday, as they stepped out for a low-key stroll with a coffee and a chat on the phone

Sam was showing off their off-duty style during the outing, with the trendy parka rounding out the look in style.  

During a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the singer spoke about identifying as non-binary and their choice to use they/them pronouns. 

Speaking about the decision, Sam said: ‘I honestly, I can’t express to enough people how much courage it’s taken. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of ridicule and bullying, really, that I’ve experienced.

‘I mean, honestly, the comments and the types of things that I have to answer and walk through every day is very, very intense.’

Chilled out: The Stay With Me hitmaker, 28, kept out the winter chill in a warm khaki parka jacket as they walked through the park, just weeks after they recently spoke about identifying as non-binary and the decision to come out

Chilled out: The Stay With Me hitmaker, 28, kept out the winter chill in a warm khaki parka jacket as they walked through the park, just weeks after they recently spoke about identifying as non-binary and the decision to come out

Sam also discussed how gender had impacted their life and attempted to explain what being non-binary meant when prompted during the interview.

The Too Good At Goodbyes singer explained: ‘Gender, for me, has been nothing but traumatising and challenging throughout my life… I just feel like myself. I don’t feel like a man.’

Sam also reflected on how difficult the lead-up to coming out was, saying that the months preceding the announcement really impacted their mental health.

Overcoming trauma: TDuring a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the singer spoke about identifying as non-binary and their choice to use they/them pronouns

Overcoming trauma: TDuring a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the singer spoke about identifying as non-binary and their choice to use they/them pronouns

‘2019 for me was a fight with my mental health. For the first time ever I started to get panic attacks and feeling anxiety,’ Sam said.

However now a year on from announcing they were non-binary, Sam said that they feel as if a ‘weight has been lifted’.

The singer first announced that they were coming out as non-binary on Twitter in September last year, saying they would be changing their pronouns to ‘they/them’.

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