Lewis Capaldi's mental health impacted by success

Lewis Capaldi alerted fans about the possibility of a hiatus from public life due to vocal issues that posed a threat to his Glastonbury performance over the weekend.

With the support of a sympathetic crowd, Lewis Capaldi managed to navigate his performance by staying mostly silent while the audience sang his popular hit “Someone You Loved” back to him.

“I believe I’ll be taking another short break in the coming weeks,” he informed his audience, as he had previously taken three weeks off to “rest and recover” before the festival.

“So you probably won’t see much of me for the rest of the year, maybe even longer. But when I do come back and when I do see you, I hope you’re still up for watching us.”

The singer’s summer schedule, including appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as two dates in Edinburgh, is now uncertain and raises questions about his upcoming performances.

Capaldi’s health issues originated during the pandemic when he returned to his hometown for the Covid lockdown with the intention of commencing work on his second album.

His debut album, “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent,” became the top-selling album in the UK in both 2019 and 2020, surpassing all other records in terms of sales.

With the high expectations surrounding his second album, Lewis Capaldi began to feel the pressure, which eventually took a toll on him both physically and mentally.

In a Netflix documentary about his life, the Scottish singer-songwriter expressed, “Creating the first album was like a dream come true. However, once it became successful, the question arose: Can he replicate that success with the second album?”

“Lewis Capaldi: How I Feel Now” chronicles the journey of the star, starting from his upbringing in Whitburn, West Lothian, to achieving chart success, embarking on a sold-out arena tour, and attaining celebrity status.

With his unfiltered humor and self-deprecating nature, Lewis Capaldi, often referred to as the “Scottish Beyoncé” and “America’s sweetheart,” has amassed a significant following on social media.

According to Lewis Capaldi, a global pandemic ranks among the top three strangest events he has experienced in the past three years, as he reveals to the program makers.

However, the documentary also delves into the impact of rapid success on Lewis Capaldi’s mental health, resulting in panic attacks, a shoulder twitch, and a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome.

The documentary addresses his struggle with “imposter syndrome,” a feeling that even a kind email from Elton John, acknowledging his ability to write “beautiful songs that resonate with millions,” cannot alleviate.

Upon reading the email aloud, Capaldi expresses his sentiments, stating, “It’s nice, but I still feel like an imposter. I don’t think that feeling will ever disappear.”



Source : bbc.com

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