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Lewis Capaldi breaks his silence after putting his career on hold due to Tourette’s issues and fears – as singer pulls off a BIG surprise for fans at midnight

Lewis Capaldi has broken his silence after putting his career on hold due to his battle with Tourette syndrome and anxiety.

The 27-year-old Scottish singer also revealed that an extended version of his album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent will be available to fans from midnight and will feature five new songs.

After six months of no new music or shows from the “Nobody You Loved” star, the news will come as a huge surprise to fans.

Lewis announced a long break from touring in June due to his Tourette syndrome after struggling to complete his Glastonbury set that month, raising doubts about the future of his career.

He said he won’t be touring “any time soon” as it’s “clear” he needs to “spend a lot more time getting my mental and physical health in order.”

Lewis Capaldi has broken his silence about his mental health – six months after a career hiatus (pictured in October)

The 27-year-old Scottish singer struggled to finish his Glastonbury set in June

The 27-year-old Scottish singer struggled to finish his Glastonbury set in June

Six months later, Lewis shared an update with his fans on social media, saying his time was “going great” and that he had noticed a “significant improvement” in both his Tourette’s symptoms and his anxiety.

WHAT IS TOURETTE’S SYNDROME?

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by a combination of involuntary sounds and movements called tics.

It usually begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. Tics can be vocal, physical, or both.

In many cases, Tourette syndrome runs in families and is often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Tourette syndrome is named after the French doctor Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the syndrome and its symptoms in the 19th century.

There is no cure for Tourette syndrome, but treatment can help control symptoms.

Source: NHS Choices

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by a combination of involuntary sounds and movements called tics.

He wrote on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday: “Hi everyone, this is Lewis!”

“First I want to say: I hope you are doing well, I missed you!” As most of you know, I am currently taking time off to focus on my health and wellness and all is well!

“I have worked with some fantastic professionals who have helped me understand and manage Tourette’s disease and anxiety issues.” “I am very pleased to say that I have seen significant improvement in both areas since I decided to take a break in June.”

He also referenced his Netflix documentary “How I’m Feeling Now,” in which he discussed his fears leading up to the release of his second album and revealed more about his battle with Tourette’s.

He admitted he has been overwhelmed by the support from his fans since announcing his career hiatus.

Lewis continued: “This album was terrifying for me – if you’ve seen the film I made on Netflix, you probably already know that. But I was absolutely terrified of disappointing you all, terrified of falling short of expectations, and frankly terrified that the whole thing would be a complete flop.

“But thanks to all of you, that was not the case. It’s amazing to see that the songs on this album still resonate with so many of you, even though I haven’t been promoting or touring.”

He then announced that an extended version of his album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent will be available to stream from midnight, which will be a big surprise for fans.

Lewis took to Twitter on Sunday to provide a long-awaited update on his mental health

Lewis took to Twitter on Sunday to provide a long-awaited update on his mental health

Lewis explained: “After a bit of back and forth about whether it was the right thing to do, I decided it would be a shame if these five additional songs, which are so incredibly special to me, ever ended up on my hard drive. ” to see the light.

“With that, I am absolutely over the moon to announce that Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent (Extended Edition) will be available for you to listen to tomorrow, New Year’s Day!

“For now, I’m going to continue to take time to take care of myself, maybe write some new music, and take a moment to reflect on some of the most incredible years of my life.

“I want to be absolutely sure that I’m 100% before I go back to doing more shows and doing what I love more than anything!”

“These songs mean the world to me and I’d be devastated if I couldn’t share them. I hope it happens to you until one day we can get together in a room and sing them together! Happy New Year!’

Fans quickly rushed to show their support, saying, “We love you!” while another added: “Can’t wait to hear these five songs I’m sure they’re great.” I’m so glad you’re feeling better, take the time you need… your health is the most important thing.”

Lewis’ decision to take a break, which he described as “the hardest of my life”, showed the true toll the illness was taking on the hitmaker, who has been remarkably open about his mental health struggles in the past.

The singer-songwriter became emotional during his Glastonbury performance on the Pyramid Stage in June when he began to lose his voice during the performance, prompting him to apologize to the audience, who then helped him put his songs into reciting heartwarming songs. viral.

But in a subsequent post on Instagram, Lewis confirmed he was canceling the 24 live dates he had planned for the rest of the year.

On Instagram, Lewis confirmed that he is canceling the 24 live dates he had planned for the rest of the year

On Instagram, Lewis confirmed that he is canceling the 24 live dates he had planned for the rest of the year

“Hello everyone. Firstly I want to thank Glastonbury for having me there, singing along when I needed and for all the wonderful messages afterwards. It really means everything,” he began.

“The fact that this probably isn’t a surprise doesn’t make writing any easier, but I’m very sorry to inform you that I’ll be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.

“I enjoyed every second of performances like this and was hoping that three weeks off would help me.” But the truth is that I am still learning to get used to the effects of my Tourette Syndrome and on Saturday I realized that I need to spend a lot more time getting my mental and physical health in order so that I can continue doing what i love it will take a long time.’

“I know that I am very fortunate to be able to take time off when others cannot and I would like to thank my wonderful family, friends, team, medical professionals and all of you who support each and every one of you” The good times and even more so in the last year when I needed it more than ever.”

“I’m terribly sorry for everyone who planned to come to a show before the end of the year, but I have to feel good about coming to the level you all deserve. Playing for you every night is everything I’ve ever dreamed of, so it was the hardest decision of my life. I will be back as soon as possible. Always my love, Lewis.

Lewis has 24 more dates planned for his Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent tour, which ended on September 3 in Belfast at the Boucher Road Playing Fields.

Despite his struggles during his performance at Glastonbury, the star insisted on completing his performance and the show came to an emotional close as the audience lovingly sang “Someone You Love” to him.

In the heartwarming moment, Lewis walked across the stage and sang short excerpts from the song as the friendly crowd sang along in support of the star.

Towards the end of his performance he told the audience: “I feel like I’m going to take a bit of a break in the next few weeks, you probably won’t see much of me for the rest of the year. ”

During his Glastonbury performance, Lewis also spoke about why he took a three-week break from performing before the music festival.

He said: “I took three weeks off because I was working non-stop at the start of the year and wanted a break for my mind and mental health. “I wanted to come back and visit Glastonbury because it’s so amazing. ‘

His fans assured him on Twitter that they will wait for him no matter how long it takes.

“You are an amazing artist and create magic in your songs,” wrote one. “Give yourself a break and you’ll be back wowing the fans in no time.”

In his documentary How I’m Feeling Now, Lewis explored his struggle with Tourette’s disease and how he tried to reconnect with friends and family when he returned to Scotland after finding fame.

A moving video of Lewis on stage in Frankfurt showed fans chanting for him as he struggled with Tourette’s symptoms in February.

He could be seen turning away from the microphone as he struggled with uncontrolled head and shoulder movements, but just like at Glastonbury, his legions of fans helped him sing the rest of the song.

In September 2022, Lewis first revealed that he had Tourette’s disease, explaining that he wanted to go public because he “didn’t want people to think he was using cocaine.”

The singer said the diagnosis was new and explained that he was “always” learning new ways to cope – including treatment with Botox injections to freeze his muscles and control the tics.

Speaking about the diagnosis, Lewis said he was relieved: “I’m a hypochondriac, so I immediately think that death is more than just worry. I have an all consuming sense of foreboding.

“When I was diagnosed with Tourette’s, I thought: Thank God for that, at least it’s not life-threatening and everything is fine.”

In his documentary How I'm Feeling Now, Lewis returned to Scotland to spend time with his parents Mark and Carol (pictured left).

In his documentary How I’m Feeling Now, Lewis returned to Scotland to spend time with his parents Mark and Carol (pictured left).

Source: Daily Mail

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