Lewis Capaldi's severe bouts of hangover anxiety were so bad his mum had to climb into his bed to soothe him
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Lewis Capaldi has admitted that he’s suffered with some severe anxiety that even led to him needing his mother to get into his bed to calm him down.
He also spoke at length about his relationship with his mum in the Netflix documentary How I'm Feeling Now, which you can see the trailer for below.
The singer has been refreshingly open about struggles with his mental health, as well as his Tourette’s, but in a radio interview, the 32-year-old singer admitted that he was suffering with multiple panic attacks that got so bad he needed help from his mam.
Of course, that’s what mums are for, after all.
Still, Lewis’ experience sounds absolutely horrible, and it might not be too unfamiliar to some people, particularly those who suffer badly with anxiety.
On BBC Radio 2, Capaldi said: “I’ll never get rid of these [panic attacks].
“I had multiple panic attacks on Saturday evening.”
“I went out for a few beers on the Friday.
“I always feel anxious after drinking, but I’d really hammered it after a long time of not boozing, and my mum had to come down to calm me down – lie in bed with me.
“And I was having panic attack after panic attack, and the whole week after, I felt off.”
It doesn’t sound great, that’s for sure.
Lewis also opened up about how, despite being a very successful, recognised and well-liked artist, he still feels a bit like an imposter.
DJ Scott Mills asked him if he sometimes feels as if he’s ‘blagging it’, to which Lewis responded: “Yes, now more so than ever.”
He continued: “I think it’s okay in a way, unless you’re an Elton John or [an Ed] Sheeran – we are all blagging it, do you know what I mean?
“I know people who are supremely more talented than I am who never got the chance that I have had, so I think there is an element of blagging in anything.
“I don’t mean just being a famous singer/sex symbol like me - I’ve got friends in managerial roles in office jobs that now feel like they’re blagging it, but it makes us human and who we are.”
He also spoke about his Tourette’s syndrome, which he admits is getting worse.
Despite that, he’s glad to be in the privileged position to take time off when his health isn’t too great.
“It is [painful]. I’m having a good day today,” he said.
“I haven’t twitched that much – I still do that, I still tic quite a lot, but it’s one of these things.
“What’s mad is that there is no real treatment for Tourette’s.
“So, I’m in a position where I can cancel a whole day of work if I’m too stressed or my anxiety is too bad.
“For other people, it must be so much worse - they don’t have the luxury I have [of being able to take a day off].”