Glastonbury, UK – In a heartfelt message addressed to his fans, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi revealed that he will be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future. The announcement, which came as a shock to many, was made today on his social media channels after his performance at the renowned Glastonbury music festival.
Capaldi, known for his soulful ballads and emotionally charged performances, expressed his gratitude to the Glastonbury organizers and his devoted fans for their unwavering support. “First of all, thank you to Glastonbury for having me, for singing along when I needed it and for all the amazing messages afterwards. It really does mean the world,” he conveyed.
The singer went on to address a more sombre topic, revealing that he is still grappling with the impact of his Tourette’s syndrome. Capaldi had hoped that a three-week break from touring would provide him with the necessary respite, but he acknowledged that he needs more time to focus on his mental and physical well-being. “I’m still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette’s, and on Saturday, it became obvious that I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order, so I can keep doing everything I love for a long time to come,” Capaldi explained.
Recognizing the privileged position he is in, Capaldi expressed gratitude for being able to take time off when others may not have the same luxury. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation to his family, friends, team, and medical professionals who have supported him throughout his journey. Capaldi also expressed immense gratitude to his fans, who have stood by him through both the highs and lows, especially during the past year.
While Capaldi acknowledged the disappointment his fans may feel, he emphasized the importance of feeling well in order to deliver performances that meet the high standards his audience deserves. “I’m so incredibly sorry to everyone who had planned to come to a show before the end of the year, but I need to feel well to perform at the standard you all deserve,” Capaldi conveyed. He assured his fans that returning to the stage as soon as possible is his utmost priority.
The decision to take a break from touring was not an easy one for Capaldi, as he confessed it to be the most difficult choice he has ever made. However, he remains optimistic about the future and the possibility of resuming his music career once he has restored his health. “Playing for you every night is all I’ve ever dreamed of, so this has been the most difficult decision of my life. I’ll be back as soon as I possibly can,” he promised, signing off with “All my love, always, Lewis x.”
As fans eagerly await Capaldi’s return, the music industry rallies behind the artist, applauding his commitment to self-care and well-being. The announcement serves as a reminder of the importance of mental and physical health, even for individuals in the spotlight, and highlights the need for artists to prioritize their well-being to ensure longevity in their careers.