Lewis Capaldi, the Scottish singer-songwriter, received an outpouring of support from the crowd at Glastonbury Festival as he battled through vocal difficulties caused by Tourette’s syndrome.
Capaldi, who had recently returned to the stage after taking a break to rest and recover, experienced a vocal strain during his performance of “Someone You Loved” on the Pyramid Stage. However, the resilient artist was lifted up by the festivalgoers, who enthusiastically sang along with him, creating an emotional and unforgettable moment.
Lewis Capaldi had been dealing with voice issues leading up to his Glastonbury appearance, having already cancelled shows to prioritize his recovery. Apologizing to the crowd, the 26-year-old singer expressed his struggle, saying, “I’m going to be honest everybody, but I’m starting to lose my voice up here, but we’re going to keep going and we’re going to go until the end.
I just need you all to sing with me as loud as you can if that’s OK?” The crowd responded with chants of support, cheering on their beloved artist. Capaldi, known for his honesty about his battles with anxiety and Tourette’s syndrome, attempted to perform his powerful ballad “Someone You Loved.”
However, his voice faltered, and involuntary movements associated with his condition were evident. Undeterred, the resilient crowd stepped in, taking up the reins and singing the song back to Capaldi, who watched on, clearly moved by the overwhelming support.
At Glastonbury on Saturday, Lewis Capaldi made an announcement regarding his mental health, revealing his decision to take a further hiatus from the spotlight.
The 26-year-old singer, who bravely battles Tourette’s syndrome, had recently cancelled all his professional engagements to prioritize much-needed rest and recovery before his highly anticipated Glastonbury appearance.
Although he made a triumphant return to the stage, Capaldi disclosed that he plans to embark on another period of respite in the upcoming weeks.