Lewis Capaldi announces indefinite break from touring after struggling to finish Glastonbury set
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Lewis Capaldi has announced he is taking an indefinite break from touring after struggling to finish his Glastonbury set over the weekend.
The 26-year-old even went as far as describing his set as a 's***show'.
Capaldi says he now needs to take some time off live performances, saying he would be back as soon as he possibly could.
Taking to Instagram, the Scottish singer wrote: "Hello everyone.
"First of all thank you to Glastonbury for having me, for singing along when I needed it and for all the amazing messages afterwards. It really does mean the world.
"The fact that this probably won't come as a surprise doesn't make it any easier to write, but I'm very sorry to let you know I'm going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.
"I used to be able to enjoy every second of shows like this and I'd hoped 3 weeks away would sort me out, but the truth is I'm still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette's and on Saturday it became obvious that I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order, so can keep doing everything I love for a long time to come.
"I know I'm incredibly fortunate to be able to take times out when others can't and I'd like to thank my amazing family, friends, team, medical professionals and all of you who've been so supportive every step of the way through the good times and even more so during this part year when I've needed it more than ever."
Capaldi went on to apologise to any fans that had planned to come to any of his shows in the coming months, adding that he'll 'be back as soon as I possibly can'.
One of the events where Capaldi was due to perform his hits at later this summer was the popular Reading & Leeds Festival.
They took to Twitter with the following statement: "We’re gutted that Lewis Capaldi won’t be performing at R&L this year, but health comes first and we wish him a speedy recovery. We’re working hard to book a replacement, stay tuned."