Lewis Capaldi Announces He’s Taking a Break From Music

(RepublicanDaily.org) – Scottish pop superstar Lewis Capaldi recently broke down onstage at the Glastonbury Festival in his first performance after returning from a month of time off for his mental health. Twenty-six-year-old Capaldi suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome and also struggles with anxiety.

Capaldi struggled not to cry and struggled with his nervous tics and vocal interruptions from his Tourette’s Syndrome symptoms as fans cheered him on and helped him finish his set. Expressing thanks for the fans and their support, Capaldi said he will have to take more time away from performing in order to “have a wee break for my head my mental health.”

Capaldi apologized for his onstage struggles, saying it had been a “sh*tshow” and advised fans that they won’t see him perform for the rest of 2023 and the “foreseeable future.” He left the Glastonbury stage six minutes early, expressing deep appreciation for those attending his performance. Capaldi has 26 tour dates lined up worldwide around the world in the next four months, all of which are now cancelled.

Capaldi is most well-known for his 2019 hit “Someone You Loved” from his 2019 album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, which was the top seller in the UK in 2019 and 2020. He released his follow up album Broken By Desire to be Heavenly Sent in May of this year.

The Scottish superstar is one of a growing list of celebrities who have gone public about their mental health struggles including Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, pop star Demi Lovato and actress and musician Selena Gomez.

Capaldi said that he hopes to be back onstage in the future but that it is “obvious” he needs more time to look after his mental and physical health. Capaldi added that even if he doesn’t get to perform at the festival again, he is still thoroughly grateful for the chance to play Glastonbury which he first performed at in 2019.

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