Lewis Capaldi cancels all tour dates following Glastonbury performance
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Lewis Capaldi, the self-proclaimed “Scottish Beyoncé’, has updated fans on his health and wellbeing, six months after he decided to step back from touring “for the foreseeable future” to get both his mental and physical health “in order”.
He continued: “I was completely overwhelmed by the reaction to the news that I was taking a break and genuinely want to thank each and every one of you who reached out; left a comment, tweet or DM wishing me well. The support was like nothing I’ve ever experienced and has made me more excited than ever to return to doing what I love at some point in the not too distant future.
“For now I’m going to continue taking some time to carry on looking after myself, maybe writing some music and taking a moment to reflect on some of the most incredible years of my life. I want to make absolutely sure I’m 100% before getting back out there again properly for more shows and doing what I love more than anything.”
Capaldi concluded by saying the five new songs “mean the world to me” and that after “some back and forth about whether or not [releasing an extended version] was the right thing to do”, he would be “gutted if I’d not been able to share them”.
“I hope this tides you all over until we can get in a room and sing them together some day very soon,” he said.
The “Before You Go” singer has since received an outpouring of support from fans across social media:
@LewisCapaldi So great to hear you\xe2\x80\x99re doing good man! Keep pushing on, everyone\xe2\x80\x99s rootin for ya! \xf0\x9f\x92\xaa\xf0\x9f\x8f\xbc
@LewisCapaldi Enjoy your rest happy new year xx
Well if this isn't the best way to start 2024 I don't know what! Thank you so much Lewis - and so nice of you to stop by to say hi \xf0\x9f\x99\x82\xe2\x9d\xa4\xef\xb8\x8f Stoked to hear u are doing OK - happy new year! \xf0\x9f\x8e\x89\n\n(Perks of living in the future aka New Zealand = one of the first to get midnight releases)
Not sure if he's aware how this makes me go a lot more relieved into the New Year. \nIncredible how this precious person just enchanted me with being a ball of sunshine, a vulnerable human being and kissing One Direction members. \nAll the love Lewis \xf0\x9f\xa7\xa1
Awh Lewis! I am happy to hear he is getting the help he needs and is taking care of himself. That is the most important kind of care, self care. He will be back to hunting down 1D members for kisses again soon enough \xf0\x9f\x98\x9c\n@LewisCapaldi Wishing him a happy new year!
2024 is off to a great start already - 5 new Lewis songs?! The NY gift I didn't even know I needed \xf0\x9f\xa5\xb9 This update is so lovely to read too \xe2\x9d\xa4\xef\xb8\x8f\xe2\x80\x8d\xf0\x9f\xa9\xb9
@LewisCapaldi OH MY FUCKING GOD. \nLewis, I love you very much and I'm so so happy to see you've been doing well and taking care of yourself. \nThank you for sharing such beautiful songs with us and choosing to provide us even more. \n\nYou deserve all good things and I pray when YOU are ready\xe2\x80\xa6
@LewisCapaldi Awesome Lewis \xf0\x9f\xa4\x9f - hope you are well. Look after yourself mate that\xe2\x80\x99s what\xe2\x80\x99s important here. You first and look forward to hearing them \xe2\x9d\xa4\xef\xb8\x8f
The extended edition of Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent comes out at midnight.