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Lewis Capaldi updates fans after hiatus due to his anxiety, Tourette’s

Lewis Capaldi updated fans in a lengthy New Year’s message on how he’s doing, nearly six month after announcing that he was going on hiatus from touring due to anxiety and his struggle with Tourette’s. After Capaldi struggled to finish his performance of “Someone You Loved” during his June 24 set at the Glastonbury Festival, he shared on Instagram that he would be “taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future” to “spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order.”

The 27-year-old Scottish musician posted on Instagram that he’s noticed an improvement in his overall health, but is still not ready to step back into the spotlight: “As most of you will know, I’m currently taking some time off to focus on my health and wellbeing and it’s been going great! I’ve been working with some incredible professionals to help me learn about and cope better with my Tourette’s and anxiety issues. I’m really happy to say I’ve noticed a marked improvement in both since I decided to take some time off back in June … I was completely overwhelmed by the reaction to the news that I was taking a break and genuinely want to thank each and every one of you who reached out, left a comment, tweet or dm wishing me well, the support was like nothing I’ve ever experienced and has made me more excited than ever to return to what I love at some point in the not too distant future.”

Capaldi also shared the release of an extended version of his second album, ‘Broken By the Desire to Be Heavenly Sent’, featuring five additional songs.  He wrote of the music: “Prior to my decision to f— off for a bit, I’d always hoped to release an extended version at some point!  After some back-and-forth about whether or not it was the right thing to do, I’ve decided it would be a shame for these five extra songs, which are so incredibly special to me, to sit on my hard drive, never to see the light of day”. He signed off his message by stating: For now I’m going to continue taking some time to carry on looking after myself, maybe writing some new music and taking a moment to reflect on some of the most incredible years of my life. I want to make absolutely sure I’m 100% before getting back out there again properly for more shows and doing what I love more than anything!”

To steam the extended version of ‘Broken By the Desire to Be Heavenly Sent’, head here.

Lewis Capaldi Announces Extended Version Of ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’

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