Lewis Capaldi recently cancelled his concert over this chronic health condition, here's what it is.
Lewis Capaldi is one of the most popular upcoming musicians of today. The Scottish singer is known for his songs, such as Wish You The Best and Forget Me. Capaldi was supposed to perform a number of shows in Europe during June. But he backed out at the last minute, and here’s why.
Lewis Capaldi’s scheduled shows
In a recent public announcement, Lewis Capaldi is withdrawing from and canceling his upcoming concerts. Lewis Capaldi and his team made this announcement on June 5th. And it mentioned that the pop singer is going to cancel all his commitments for the forthcoming future till the Glastonbury Fest Performance, which is set to take place on the 24th of June.
The shows were set to take place in Glasgow, London, Dublin, and Norway during the course of July.
Capaldi’s message to his audience
Lewis Capaldi took to Instagram to reach out to his audience about his show cancellation. Lewis Capaldi has always been vocal about mental health struggles, and this time around, he has decided to take some time off to just rest, recover and come back stronger.
He mentioned that he was taking three weeks off to spend time with his family and friends, and to ‘be Lewis from Glasgow’.
As per his Instagram post, he also said:
“I need to take a moment to rest and recover. I’m extremely sorry for the impact this will have. I’m getting all the help and support I need from the incredible people around me who I’m so grateful for.”
Capaldi struggles with something known as Tourette’s syndrome. And this is something that is greatly affected by anxiety and mental health struggles. If you’re wondering what Tourette’s syndrome diagnosis is all about, keep reading.
A look at Capaldi’s Tourette’s Syndrome
Capaldi revealed his health condition as of last September, and how it affects him and his work. Lewis Capaldi suffers from Tourette’s syndrome, which is basically a nervous system disorder. The syndrome is such that it causes repetitive movements, sounds, or tics, which easily go out of the control of the patient.
As per Rolling Stone, Capaldi candidly spoke about his condition in an Instagram Live, and this is what he said:
“I’ve always had it, apparently,” he said at the time. “The worst thing about it is when I’m excited I get it, when I’m stressed, I get it, when I’m happy I get it. It happens all the time. Some days it’s more painful than others and some days it’s less painful. Sometimes it’s quite uncomfortable … but it comes and goes.”
How is Capaldi coping with his condition?
Despite the name of the syndrome sounding rare and exotic, it is rumored to be quite a common phenomenon. Over 200,000 people in the U.S. have this chronic condition, and this number includes Billie Eilish.
As per Rolling Stone, Lewis Capaldi joined researchers at the University of Nottingham to test out a device. This particular device is worn on the wrist like a smartwatch and helps fight a few of the common symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome. As per BBC, the gadget intercepts signals from the brain to reduce tics.
Whether the presence of the device has helped or not, Lewis Capaldi is extremely open about his condition and often educates his fans on Tourette’s syndrome. He is rumored to continue his medications, come what may, and try to curb the disorder to an extent. And so far, his syndrome hasn’t really come in the way of producing new music, or his performance as a singer. But, this break he just announced seems like something he really needs at the moment.
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