Fans praise Lewis Capaldi for continuing song amid Tourette’s symptoms

In the viral clip, audience members sing their hearts out along with hit track Someone You Loved.

Fans praise Lewis Capaldi for continuing Someone You Loved amid Tourette’s symptoms in Frankfurt Tiktok/@katharina.shry

Fans have praised Lewis Capaldi for continuing to sing while experiencing symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome.

The moment, videos of which have amassed millions of views globally, was captured at the Scottish singer-songwriter’s gig in Frankfurt on Tuesday.

In the viral clip, audience members sing their hearts out along with hit track Someone You Loved, as he pauses during the song to give them the chance to take over.

@katharina.shry we support you!! @Lewis Capaldi #konzert #frankfurt #lewiscapalditour #foryou #fyp ♬ Originalton – 🤍

The 26-year-old singer revealed he had been diagnosed with Tourette’s in September last year, because he didn’t want fans thinking he was “taking cocaine or something”.

The neurological condition is characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.

It usually starts during childhood, but the tics and other symptoms usually improve after several years and sometimes go away completely.

There’s no cure for Tourette’s yet, however treatment can help manage symptoms.

Last month, the West Lothian crooner tested a newly developed device which aims to ease symptoms at the University of Nottingham before a concert.

He was pictured as he tested Neopulse, a “Tourette’s Therapy Device”, which sits on the wrist of the user and aims to reduce tics by intercepting signals to the brain.

Capaldi got in touch with researchers as “he was keen to try it out” after reading about the invention.

The university revealed the singer was “delighted” as the device helped him relax and reduced his shoulder and head tics.

He then proceeded to invite the team behind the device to his concert at the Motorpoint Arena on Friday evening.

Capaldi opened up about his diagnosis to his fans during an Instagram live in September last year, and revealed he is learning to live with twitches and the condition itself.

Appearing on Lorraine on ITV later, he said others with the condition had reached out since he went public, making him feel less “isolated” and more like an “ambassador” for the condition.

Capaldi opened up about his Tourette's diagnosis in September. STV News

He told host Lorraine Kelly: “It made a lot of sense. To me, I am quite a jittery individual. A lot of people think I am on drugs when they meet me.”

Capaldi said the diagnosis “made a lot of sense”, adding: “I raise my eyebrows quite a lot. I do this shoulder thing. I take these deep breaths every now and then.

“I thought I was dying because I am a hypochondriac, so I thought I had some degenerative disease. But I don’t, so good news on that front.”

Asked about the public reaction to him talking openly about his diagnosis, the chart-topping musician said: “People have reached out and they have said that I am an ambassador, which was great.”

Capaldi added that “sometimes you feel you are alone in these things and it is nice to just see that you are not so isolated in all this stuff”.

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