Lewis Capaldi Cancels Tour After Glastonbury to Focus on His Physical and Mental Health
Lewis Capaldi has announced he is taking a break from touring indefinitely to work on his physical and mental health. He made the emotional statement via a post on Instagram on June 27, having previously given himself a three-week break leading up to his performance at Glastonbury. The 26-year-old, who has Tourrette’s, performed on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, during which he experienced tics mid-set, leading the crowd to step in and sing his lyrics in a display of love and support. As a result, he has made the difficult decision to take some time off.
“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 writes in the post, before announcing he would be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future. “I used to be able to enjoy every second of shows like this and I’d hoped 3 weeks away would sort me out. But the truth is 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.”
“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.”
Capaldi has been candid about his own mental health recently, via his Netflix documentary, “How I’m Feeling Now.” He opened up about his recent Tourette’s diagnosis, which includes involuntary tics, as well as his experiences with panic attacks and the overwhelming pressure he felt to produce his second album, “Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.” While his return to the spotlight has been met with praise, it’s clear it’s taken its toll on the star.
“I know I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to take some time out when others can’t and I’d like to thank my amazing family, friends, team, medical professionals and all of you who’ve been so supportive every step of the way through the good times and even more so during this past year when I’ve needed it more than ever,” he continues.
Prior to his announcement, Capaldi had been scheduled to play concerts in Glasgow, Dublin, London, and Norway as part of his sold-out tour – which he previously took to the US and Canada wearing a typically tongue-in-cheek cowboy outfit. After apologizing for canceling the remainder of his tour, he concludes his statement by writing, “I need to feel well to perform at the standard you all deserve. 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.”
In addition to his Glastonbury performance, fans previously helped him finish his performance during a show in Berlin in February. We hope that Capaldi is back to his playful antics on stage soon and gets all the rest he needs.