Lewis Capaldi has announced that he will cancel all his upcoming live performances, including his scheduled shows at Reading & Leeds.
The singer-songwriter shared the update via an Instagram post this morning, confirming that he will take some time to focus on his health.
The news comes on the heels of his recent performance at Glastonbury 2023, where he struggled to continue singing after his Tourettes “ticks” started while on stage. In the images of the moment, you can see the artist trying to continue his performance, while the audience helps him sing along.
Now, the 26-year-old has confirmed that he will cancel all his upcoming concerts to take care of his mental and physical well-being.
“First of all, thanks to Glastonbury for hosting me, for singing with me when I needed it and for all the wonderful messages that have followed. It means a lot to me,” he began. “This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, it won’t get any easier to write, but I’m sorry to inform you that I’m going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future. ”
Earlier this week, Capaldi also confirmed that he will be taking a break for mental health reasons after his Glastonbury performance. “I feel like I’ll be taking another little break in the next few weeks, you might not see me for the rest of the year,” he said. “But when I come back and see you I hope you are happy to see me.”
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