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Lewis Capaldi says he has experienced 'extremely low points' in his life

Rhiannon Ingle

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Lewis Capaldi says he has experienced 'extremely low points' in his life

Lewis Capaldi has shared with fans an inside look into his life and experiences handling his mental health as he announces an upcoming Netflix film.

The 'Before You Go' singer took to social media this evening (15 March) to tell his followers that he has endured some 'extremely low points' in his life, before going on to explain that doing so put him in a 'particularly vulnerable position'.


The Scottish singer shared the news to his 6.1 million followers on Instagram this evening (15 March).


Uploading a series of photos, Capaldi began the social media confession with a film poster for his upcoming Netflix film titled How I'm Feeling Now - which has been named after a song he wrote.

Matching the film's name, Capaldi also captioned the set of four photos: "How I’m Feeling Now" with a kiss to fans.

The synopsis for the upcoming documentary reads: "This intimate, all-access documentary chronicles Lewis Capaldi's journey from ambitious teen with a viral performance to Grammy-nominated pop star."

Following the promo were three screenshots taken from Capaldi's Notes app on his phone, detailing a little more about his experience navigating his own mental health alongside news of his latest single.


He began: "When the opportunity to make a documentary came up for me I was extremely hesitant.

Lewis Capaldi has opened up about his mental health. Credit: Nigel Waldron / Alamy Stock Photo
Lewis Capaldi has opened up about his mental health. Credit: Nigel Waldron / Alamy Stock Photo

"I think because I seem quite open about a lot of things whether it be in interviews, on stage or social media people assume they know a lot about me and my life but in actual fact I tend to keep a lot of things to myself as a matter of preference."

Capaldi added that the film made him 'wildly nervous', adding: "I feel like there's a lot of things in it I haven't spoken about before and in truth the whole film became way more intimate than I'd ever imagined so it feels like a particularly vulnerable position to be in."


On the second slide, Capaldi revealed that while the 'last five years' of his life have been 'the best', they have still 'taken its toll mentally'.

"Honestly," he continued, "there have been some extremely low points and that's what this song is about."

Fans were quick to share their praise and support over Capaldi's candour with dozens of thousands rushing in to the comments section within minutes.


One Instagram user wrote: "So proud of you Lewis, you are amazing [sic]."

"Look how far you've come," championed another, "can't wait for the future."

While a third didn't hold back their love for the Scotsman as they outpoured: "You are so deserving of feeling proud Lewis.

"This is so inspiring for many and we're so greatly you are so willing to be open to connect with your audience."


They added: "A lot of people don't do that for superficial reasons but you're the complete opposite."

A final fan wrote: "Respect to you making this, I’m sure it will help other people."

Capaldi's upcoming film How I'm Feeling Now will be available to stream on Netflix next month (5 April).

Featured Image Credit: Nigel Waldron / Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, Instagram, Lewis Capaldi, Mental Health, Music, TV and Film, Netflix, Documentaries

Rhiannon Ingle
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