Lewis Capaldi issues 'devastating' announcement to fans after visiting voice specialist
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Lewis Capaldi has shared a ‘devastating’ message with fans after being forced to visit a voice specialist during his world tour.
The 26-year-old is currently midway through a tour which includes dates in Madrid, New York and Sydney, before he heads back to the UK for a slot at Reading and Leeds festival and dates at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester, and the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.
However, Capaldi's intense touring schedule is taking a toll on his voice.
During his performance in Stockholm, Sweden, his voice began to feel 'really uncomfortable'.
The Scottish singer was then given the 'devastating' news that he'd been diagnosed with bronchitis and would have to rest up.
Breaking the news to fans, Capaldi shared a heart-breaking message to fans on his Instagram stories.
He wrote: “As lots of you know for the past few nights of 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 3 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 in Milan the day after will be postponed, 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 for so long!
“Milan, the show will now be on Wednesday May 31st 2023 and Zurich the show will now be on the Wednesday 28th June 2023.
“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.”
It’s not the first time the singer has struggled with his voice, as he was also diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome late last year.
Although the condition doesn’t affect his voice, he has occasionally experienced tics on stage.
In one heartwarming clip, Capaldi appeared to be struggling with tics during a performance of his hit song 'Someone You Loved'.
Fans swooped into the rescue though and took over to sing the anthemic chorus.
Commenting on the footage, one TikTok user wrote: "Humans humaning can be so healing to watch sometimes."
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