Diagnosed With Tourette’s, Lewis Capaldi Takes a Break From Touring

Scottish musician Lewis Capaldi announced on Tuesday that he will be taking a “temporary” tour break, including the rest of his current world tour, as he adjusts to life with Tourette’s Syndrome, which he was diagnosed with last year.

Capaldi, 26, lost his voice during a performance at England’s Glastonbury Festival on Saturday and had to enlist the help of a large, enthusiastic crowd to complete his 2018 hit “Someone You Loved.” did not become.

He said he canceled shows in the three weeks leading up to Glastonbury to give him “a moment to rest and recuperate”.

“The fact that this is probably not a surprise doesn’t make it any easier to write,” Capaldi wrote in a statement announcing Tuesday’s tour hiatus.

“I used to be able to enjoy every second of a show like this and thought that three weeks away would set me back,” he wrote. “But the truth is, I’m still learning to adapt to the effects of Tourette’s disease, and on Saturday I’m doing more to get my mental and physical health in order to keep doing all the things I love. It became clear that we needed to spend a lot of time.” It will take a long time. “

Tourette’s syndrome is characterized by sudden jerky movements, uncontrolled tics and vocalizations, and Capaldi was seen jerking onstage during Saturday’s performance.

His next show is scheduled for Wednesday in Zurich, followed by performances in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

This spring, he released a Netflix documentary, How I’m Feeling Now, about his diagnosis and management of the disease. He also spoke about this in an interview with The New York Times last month, before the release of his second studio album Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent.

“This sounds terrible, but it’s become part of the marketing strategy,” he said. “Any content or things next to my name will follow Tourette’s name.”

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