• Home
  • News
  • Entertainment
  • LAD Originals

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Lewis Capaldi cops an avalanche of support as fans rally after Glastonbury struggle

Rachel Lang

| Last updated 

Lewis Capaldi cops an avalanche of support as fans rally after Glastonbury struggle

Lewis Capaldi, everyone's favourite Scottish scamp, has come face-to-face with some pretty tough times as of late.

He took a mental health break recently, promising to return to his usual gigging ways at Glastonbury Festival.

But the Glasto Gods weren't playing ball apparently as the 26-year-old lost his impressive vocals midway through the set.


He admitted he was having issues with his voice, telling the crowd: “I’m going to be honest everybody but I’m starting to lose my voice up here, but we’re going to keep going and we’re going to go until the end."

“I just need you all to sing with me as loud as you can if that’s okay?”

And this is where the Glasto Gods came through.


A swelling euphony of thousands of voices came together in a rising chorus of song.

And Capaldi was floored by the love emanating from the crowd back at him as he stood alone on stage, in the midst of an utter struggle.


But the love for the struggling star didn't end there.

After the moment was caught on camera by the BBC, fans from around the world started to send him messages to tell him just how much he means to them.

And, for someone having a rough go of it, that's likely going to mean the world to him.

One fan wrote on Twitter: "Stay strong and keep fighting, you're amazing."


Another added: "Just incredible, you have got this, just keep being you."

A third said they'd sing his praises even if he couldn't, saying: "Can't imagine what it takes to have the guts to perform whilst living with Tourette's Syndrome, but I hope Capaldi knows his fans are with him every step."


Others claimed his performance will 'go down in history' as one of the most moving moments in Glastonbury's 53-years of music and magic,

Others praised him for being so candid about his condition, and thanked him for raising awareness to an underrepresented condition.

One Twitter user, who also has Tourrette's, said: "I can tell you that he would have been holding them tics in all day and he would have been exhausted, hope he's okay, he's now my hero."

They added: "What he has just done for awareness he has put his career on the line, he's my hero he gave it a go, well done."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Lewis Capaldi, Glastonbury, Music, Health, Mental Health

Rachel Lang
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Child star from Two and a Half Men unrecognisable as he returns to acting to recreate iconic scene

5 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Nella Rose's family speak out following controversial confrontation with Fred Sirieix

a day ago