In a heartfelt note to his fans, British singing sensation Lewis Capaldi announced on Tuesday that he will be stepping back from touring indefinitely. Citing the need to prioritize his mental and physical wellbeing, the acclaimed singer has made the difficult decision to take a break from his hectic touring schedule.
Capaldi's unexpected revelation came through a candid, heartfelt message he shared with fans. "The fact that this probably won't come as a surprise doesn't make it any easier to write, but I'm very sorry to let you know I'm going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future," his post read.
His words were clearly filled with regret and sincerity, reflecting the challenge he faced in making this decision. He went on to share, "I used to be able to enjoy every second of shows like this and I'd hoped 3 weeks away would sort me out.
But the truth is I'm still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette's and on Saturday it became 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”.
The Struggles Behind the Music
Capaldi has been admirably open about his battles with anxiety in the past, which in turn has inspired many fans across the globe. In a bold move of transparency last year, he revealed his diagnosis of Tourette's syndrome, a nervous system disorder that can cause involuntary movements or sounds, often referred to as 'tics'
This candidness has made Capaldi a figure of empathy and relatability in an industry often accused of being insincere. Towards the conclusion of his message, he apologized to his fans with heartfelt sentiment, "I’m so incredibly sorry to everyone who had planned to come to a show before the end of the year but I need to feel well to perform at the standard you all deserve.
Playing for you every night is all I've ever dreamed of so this has been the most difficult decision of my life. I'll be back as soon as I possibly can. ?? All my love, always, Lewis x."
This latest development underlines the importance of mental and physical health, even among successful artists who seem to have it all.
As Capaldi steps back to focus on his wellbeing, he leaves a poignant message for others: It's not just okay, but necessary to prioritize health and self-care, even when it means making tough decisions. His fans are undoubtedly hoping for his speedy recovery and return to the stage, where his soulful music continues to touch hearts worldwide.