Lewis Capaldi announces break from touring: What health conditions does the singer live with?

"I'm still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette's," the singer tweeted today.

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Lewis Capaldi performs on the Pyramid Stage on Day 4 of Glastonbury Festival 2023 on June 24, 2023 in Glastonbury, England. The Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts sees musicians, performers and artists come together for three days of live entertainment. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Lewis Capaldi, pictured at Glastonbury 2023, has announced he is taking a break from touring to focus on his physical and mental health. (Getty Images)

Lewis Capaldi has revealed he is to take a break from touring in order to spend time getting his physical and mental health in order.

The Scottish musician, 26, has announced on social media he will be taking time away from the industry "for the foreseeable future," saying he is "still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette’s."

In a post shared on his social platforms the singer began by thanking Glastonbury and the fans for their support before going on to reveal his plans for a break.

Capaldi says his performance at Glastonbury at the weekend made it “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.”

Performing on the Pyramid stage on Saturday, the singer became emotional as the crowd joined in to help him through songs as he struggled with his voice.

Watch: Lewis Capaldi fans help singer finish set at Glastonbury

Earlier this month he was praised by fans for "prioritising self-care" and his mental wellbeing after revealing he was pulling out of all commitments until Glastonbury Festival.

In a statement shared on Instagram the singer explained that his hectic schedule has taken a toll on his health.

Capaldi assured fans he is "getting all the help" he needs right now, from "incredible people" around him for whom he is "so grateful" and fans were quick to offer their support and praise the star for putting his health first.

Read more: Lewis Capaldi's famous fans reassure singer after 'wise' tour announcement - Independent, 2-min read

Lewis Capaldi pictured in New York, he has previously revealed he suffers from panic attacks. (Getty Images)
Lewis Capaldi has previously revealed he suffers from panic attacks. (Getty Images)

What health issues does Lewis Capaldi live with?

Tourette's syndrome

Capaldi has previously spoken openly about Tourette's syndrome.

Capaldi has previously opened about how the condition impacts his life, most recently addressing it last month at a concert in Belfast in Northern Ireland.

"You might see me twitching a little bit up here. Nothing to be worried about – I have Tourette’s," he said on stage. “I’m absolutely fine, everything’s good, I just twitch a little bit," he continued, before adding, "I'm good, baby."

Read more: As Lewis Capaldi fans step in to sing lyrics after he has Tourette's tics on stage – signs and symptoms of condition - Yahoo Life UK, 5-min read


Earlier this year, the singer also admitted he thought he was "dying for a couple days" while unknowingly experiencing vertigo.

While on stage at Glasgow's Everyman Cinema for a screening of his documentary How I'm Feeling Now, Capaldi said: "I'm alive and living. I've not been very well. I've got vertigo," Mail Online reported. "So I'm spinning but I'm smiling. I'm not dying so it's good. I did think I was for a couple of days but luckily I'm here."

Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. According to the NHS it might feel like you or everything around you is spinning, and might hardly be noticeable, or so severe you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday activities.

'Attacks' of vertigo can come on very quickly, lasting just for a few seconds or for much longer.

Read more: What is vertigo? Lewis Capaldi shares 'spinning' symptoms that made him 'think he was dying' - Yahoo Life UK, 4-min read

Panic attacks

The Before You Go singer has also discussed suffering from panic attacks, confessing that he believes his current mental health issues are a "direct symptom" of his fame.

Speaking to Rebecca Judd’s Apple Music podcast, the singer said he went through a period "where I was just having panic attacks every single day on stage" but explained that this was something of a trade-off for his career taking off.

"I’ll take a few panic attacks and my Tourette’s and stuff for what’s happening," he explained. "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'."

Read more: Lewis Capaldi says he will give up music if mental health worsens - PA, 4-min read

Where to get help with your mental health

  • Contact your GP for a referral to NHS mental health services

  • Rethink.org charity has a network of local groups and advice lines

  • Mind Tel 0300 123 3393 or email info@mind.org.uk

  • UK charity Sane.org.uk

  • For more urgent help call Samaritans on 116 123 or text SHOUT to 85258