Lewis Capaldi has been forced to reschedule shows on his sold out world tour after being diagnosed with bronchitis.
The 26-year-old singer said that he was “devastated” to announce that his upcoming shows in Zurich and Milan would be postponed due to the illness.
Explaining to fans, Capaldi wrote on social media that he had been struggling with his voice at some recent tour dates and that a “voice specialist in Sweden” had diagnosed him with the illness, forcing him to be put on vocal rest for at least three days to give him “any chance” of not damaging his voice.
He wrote: “Zurich and Milan, I’m absolutely devastated to be typing this.
“As lots of you know for the past few nights of the tour I’ve been really struggling with my voice, last night in Stockholm I tried my best to sing through the show even with it feeling really uncomfortable because I was desperate not to let any of you down.
“I’ve just been to see a voice specialist in Sweden who’s told me I’ve got bronchitis and that I should be on vocal rest for at least three days to give me any chance of not damaging my voice and being able to continue touring.
“I’m so very sorry to say that means that the shows in Zurich tomorrow night and Milan the day after will be postponed.”
The singer is in the midst of a European leg of tour before he heads to America at the end of March.
He added: “I’ve already checked with the venues’ free days they can do as well as dates I can make it back over to play these sold-out shows that I’ve been buzzing about for so long.
“Milan, the show will now be on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, and Zurich, the show will now be on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
“All original tickets for the show will be valid, you don’t need to do anything else.
“Hate letting you all down and this is the last thing I want to be writing.
“Going to be doing everything i can with rest and medication to be ready for Barcelona onwards.
“See you all soon, Lewis.”
Earlier this year, Capaldi announced two huge outdoor shows at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Showgrounds in August. He is also set to play at Glastonbury in June.
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