Lewis Capaldi’s Honest and Raw Interview: Battling Anxiety, Imposter Syndrome, and the Music Industry

Lewis Capaldi’s Honest and Raw Interview: Battling Anxiety, Imposter Syndrome, and the Music Industry

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media. Scottish popstar Lewis Capaldi fought back tears as he answered heartfelt questions in his first interview since canceling all his shows.


After an emotional performance on the Pyramid Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Capaldi announced his decision to take a break from touring indefinitely.

He joined talk show host Sean Evans on the popular YouTube channel First We Feast for the latest episode of Hot Ones, a show where celebrities eat increasingly spicy chicken wings.

Nervous Beginnings and Serious Moments

In the episode uploaded on July 6, Capaldi expressed his nerves as he embarked on the spicy food challenge.


As the duo tackled the hottest wings, reaching a Scoville level of 641,000, the conversation delved into Capaldi’s career and his self-critical songwriting process.

With tears streaming down his face, Capaldi shared his perspective on success and the music industry, emphasizing that no one truly has all the answers.

Imposter Syndrome and Feelings of Inadequacy

When asked about advice for individuals struggling with feelings of inadequacy despite apparent success, Capaldi candidly responded that life can feel meaningless and that nobody truly knows anything.

He touched on his personal battles with anxiety, revealing that he was on the verge of a panic attack during the interview.

Overwhelming Support and Love for Lewis Capaldi

Within less than 24 hours, the interview episode garnered over a million views and received thousands of comments.


Viewers expressed their admiration for Capaldi’s authenticity, relatability, and talent.

Many praised him as an ambassador for people with Tourette’s syndrome and appreciated his unapologetic and down-to-earth demeanor.


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