LONDON, June 27 (AP) – Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi said Tuesday he is suspending touring for the foreseeable future to adjust to the effects of Tourette’s syndrome.
His announcement came after his performance at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, when he appeared to lose his voice and the crowd accompanied him to his song.
“First of all, thank you Glastonbury for inviting me, singing along when I needed it, and all the amazing messages afterwards,” he said in a statement.
“The fact that it probably doesn’t come as a surprise doesn’t make writing any easier, but I’m sorry to tell you that I’m going to be on hiatus from touring for the foreseeable future,” he added.
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes an individual to make involuntary sounds and movements, commonly called tics. Capaldi revealed last September that he had been diagnosed with the disease.
Capaldi, 26, was due to perform in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday. His current tour, which will include tours in Australia, South Korea and Iceland, is scheduled to culminate in the United Arab Emirates on October 7.
Capaldi said in a statement that he is “still learning to adjust to the effects of Tourette’s disease, and it became clear on Saturday that I need to take more time to restore my physical and mental health so that I can continue to do the things I love.” A long time to come. “
In April, after the release of a Netflix documentary about the Grammy-nominated star, Capaldi said in an interview with The Associated Press that he was glad his symptoms had been diagnosed.
At the time, he said he tried to “not learn too much” about Tourette’s because it often made his condition feel worse.
The documentary, titled “How I Feel Now,” showcases the fear and anxieties Capaldi grapples with as he returns to his Scottish homeland and tries to write new songs during the pandemic. (Associated Press)
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