Lewis Capaldi cancels upcoming concerts to 'rest and recover'

The star recently opened up about his mental health struggles and Tourette's syndrome in a new documentary.

Lewis Capaldi has cancelled all his upcoming work commitments until Glastonbury Festival later this month, in an effort to “rest and recover”.

It comes shortly after a concert featuring the Scottish musician, due to take place in Dublin on Monday night, was postponed at the last minute.

He recently opened up about his mental health struggles and Tourette’s syndrome diagnosis in new Netflix documentary How I’m Feeling Now.

Capaldi will take to the stage at Glastonbury, the UK’s biggest music festival, alongside the Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John between June 21 and 25.

In a statement posted to social media on Monday, the 26-year-old said he needed to be “Lewis from Glasgow for a bit”.

He wrote: “Hi everyone, hope you’re well. This is a really difficult message, and one that hurts me a lot to have to type.

“But I’m really sorry to say that I’m going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th.

“It’s been such an incredible time leading into this new album, and seeing all of the support from everyone has been beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of.”

The statement continued: “That said, the last few months have been full on both mentally and physically, I haven’t been home properly since Christmas and at the moment I’m struggling to get to grips with it all.

“I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all of the other incredible shows coming up so that I’m able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come.

“I need to take these three weeks to be Lewis from Glasgow for a bit, spend some time with my family and friends and do normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better. I hope everyone understands.”

He added that he was “extremely sorry” for the impact hotel and other travel bookings will have on fans, and thanked them for their continued support.

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code