…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
Lewis Capaldi Takes a Break
Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has revealed his decision to take a hiatus from touring “for the foreseeable future” as he continues to adjust to the impact of his Tourette’s syndrome.
The 26-year-old artist from Scotland made the announcement following his performance at the Glastonbury Festival, where he struggled with involuntary movements and sounds associated with Tourette’s.
Struggles with Tourette’s “Tics”
Tourette’s is a neurological condition characterized by uncontrollable movements and sounds, commonly referred to as “tics.”
Capaldi had previously canceled three weeks of shows to rest and recover before his appearance at the festival.
However, during his performance of the popular song “Someone You Loved,” he experienced involuntary movements of his arms and head, which affected his vocal performance.
Supportive Crowd and Online Praise
Despite his difficulties, Capaldi received tremendous support from the Glastonbury crowd, who passionately sang along to his lyrics while he took a moment to regain composure.
The audience’s response was widely praised online, with fans commending his bravery and assuring him that he had nothing to apologize for.
Capaldi’s Statement on Twitter
After a few days had passed since his performance, Lewis Capaldi took to Twitter to address the situation.
In a statement posted on Tuesday, he expressed the realization that he needs to prioritize his mental and physical health to continue doing what he loves for a long time.
He extended his gratitude to Glastonbury for the opportunity to perform, the crowd for their support, and the overwhelming messages of encouragement he received, emphasizing that they mean the world to him.
Lewis Capaldi’s recent struggles with his Tourette’s syndrome during his Glastonbury performance have prompted him to take a break from touring.
Recognizing the need to prioritize his health, he intends to invest more time in achieving mental and physical well-being.
Capaldi expressed his gratitude to Glastonbury and his fans for their support and understanding during this challenging time.
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