Lewis Capaldi shares health update and teases surprise midnight release | Ents & Arts News

January 1, 2024
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Lewis Capaldi says he’s going to continue taking some time to carry on looking after himself after his six-month hiatus from touring saw an improvement in his health.

In a long post on Instagram he says he’s working with some “incredible professionals” to help with his Tourette’s and anxiety issues.

He also thanks fans for their support, and said he hopes to “return to doing what I love at some point in the not-too-distant future”.

The Scottish singer announced earlier this year that he was taking a break to focus on his health, after struggling with his voice during a Glastonbury set.

He wrote: “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.”

Looking back to his Netflix documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, he said he’d been “absolutely terrified of disappointing you all, afraid of not living up to expectations and in all honesty scared that the whole thing would be a complete flop”.

Released earlier this year, the film explored how the pressures of fame have affected him mentally and physically.

It won a National Television Award (NTA) in the authored documentary category and has been nominated for a Grammy for best music film.

In his message, Capaldi said it had been “mind-blowing” to see his work “resonating” with so many people, despite the fact he hadn’t been out promoting it.

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Capaldi stepped away from the stage in June

But despite its success, he said he’d not be returning to work in the New Year.

He explained: “For now I’m going to continue taking some time to carry on looking after myself, maybe writing some 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!”

He also used his New Year post to announce that he would be releasing an extended edition of his album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.

The album, which includes songs such as Pointless and Wish You The Best, was first released in May 2023.

It accumulated 95,000 chart units during its first week on sale, and held the title for biggest opening of the year until Taylor Swift released her rerecording of her 2014 album 1989.

Capaldi wrote: “Prior to my decision to f*** off for a bit, I’d always hoped to release an extended version at some point.

“I’ve decided it would be a shame for these extra five songs, which are so incredibly special to me, to sit on my hard drive, never to see the light of day.”

The extended edition will be released at midnight.



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