Lewis Capaldi cancels all commitments until Glastonbury due to health concerns

Lewis Capaldi has cancelled all his public commitments for the next few weeks as his hectic schedule takes a toll on his physical and mental health.

Issuing a statement to his fans, the Scottish star, 26, began: ‘This is a really difficult message, and one that hurts me a lot to have to type, but I’m really sorry to say that I’m going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24.

‘It’s been such an incredible time leading into this new album, and seeing all of the support from everyone has been beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of.

‘That said, the last few months have been full on both mentally and physically, I haven’t been home properly since Christmas and at the moment I’m struggling to get to grips with it all.’

The Bruises hitmaker continued in his lengthy, heartfelt message: ‘I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all of the other incredible shows coming up so that I’m able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come.

‘I need to take these three weeks to be Lewis from Glasgow for a bit, spend some time with my family and friends and do normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better. I hope everyone understands.’

He went on to apologise: ‘I know many of you will have spent money on travel or hotels, which I appreciate more than ever with how difficult things are economically at the moment, so I’m extremely sorry for the impact this will have.

‘The fact you’re willing to come out and spend your time, money and love on these shows is beyond comprehension and I feel incredibly lucky.’

Lewis assured he is ‘getting all the help’ he needs right now, from ‘incredible people’ around him for whom he is ‘so grateful’.

The Someone You Loved vocalist concluded: ‘I take none of this for granted and can’t wait to be back doing it again.’

He signed off: ‘All my love, Lewis x’.

Lewis – who has Tourette’s syndrome – has spoken openly about his health over recent months, admitting he will have to quit music if it all becomes too much.

The Before You Go singer confessed that his current mental health issues are a ‘direct symptom’ of his fame, which has taken him on tours around the world.

Speaking to Rebecca Judd’s Apple Music podcast, he said: ‘I’ll take a few panic attacks and my Tourette’s and stuff for what’s happening.

‘But if it gets to the point where things get worse mentally, I think that would be a point where I’d be like, “I’m just not going to do this anymore”.’

Expanding on his struggles, Lewis admitted that his third album, for which there are no current plans, might well be his last.

His most recent gig was Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee, while he’s set to perform at Glasto at the end of this month, with headliners including Sir Elton John, Skepta, and Guns N’ Roses.

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