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Lewis Capaldi cancels all gigs until Glastonbury to be 'Lewis from Glasgow' and 'do normal things'

Lewis Capaldi cancels all gigs until Glastonbury to be 'Lewis from Glasgow' and 'do normal things'

The Scottish singer announced the news on Instagram today

Lewis Capaldi has announced he's cancelled all gigs from now until he plays at Glastonbury Festival so he can take the time to be 'Lewis from Glasgow'.

The Scottish singer admitted he needs to 'take the time to rest and recover, and be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all the other incredible shows coming up'.

Penning a heartfelt statement, Capaldi wrote on his Instagram Stories today (5 June): "This is a really difficult message, and one that hurts me a lot to have to type, but I'm really sorry to say I'm going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th."

He explained that while the time leading up to his new album and all the support he's received has been 'beyond anything he could have ever dreamed of', it's been very full on both physically and mentally.

"I haven't been home since Christmas and at the moment I'm struggling to get to grips with it all," the 'Before You Go' singer explained.

Lewis Capaldi has cancelled all the gigs he was set to perform until Glastonbury later this month.
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"I need to take a moment to rest and recover, and be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all of the other incredible shows coming up so that I'm able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come.

"I need to take these weeks to be Lewis from Glasgow for a bit, spend some time with my family and friends and do normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better.

"I hope everyone understands."

Capaldi continued: "I know many of you will have spent money on travel or hotels, which I appreciate more than ever with how difficult things are economically at the moment, so I’m extremely sorry for the impact this will have.

"The fact you’re willing to come out and spend your time, money and love on these shows is beyond comprehension and I feel incredibly lucky.

"I’m getting all the help and support I need from the incredible people around me who I’m so grateful for.

"I take none of this for granted and can’t wait to be back doing it again."

The singer admitted he needed to take the time to 'rest and recover'.
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Earlier this year, Capaldi was forced to cancel springtime European tour dates after being struck down with bronchitis, telling fans he was ‘absolutely devastated’.

“I'm f**king gutted to be making this video but unfortunately I'm going to have to be rescheduling the rest of my tour, that includes Barcelona tonight, Madrid tomorrow, and Stuttgart and Munich next week," he explained.

“I got told at the start of this week that I have bronchitis after losing my voice on stage and got sent home to Glasgow and had to reschedule Zurich and Milan."

After going to another doctor in Glasgow, he was given medication and inhalers to try and help.

However, despite feeling 'a bit better' his voice ended up 'giving in' during soundcheck in Barcelona.

“So unfortunately, to prevent further damage, I've spoke with a doctor here and I'm going to have to just take a week to let this die down and heal properly rather than doing any permanent damage to my voice," Capaldi said.

“I'm really sorry about this, I shouldn't be doing this, I feel like a d***, especially tonight in Barcelona since it's so close to the show I wanted to give the update myself, so you know it's coming from me and not someone on my management.”

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Topics: Music, Lewis Capaldi, UK News, Glastonbury