Lewis Capaldi cops an avalanche of support as fans rally after Glastonbury struggle
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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.
Huge respect to the magnificent Lewis Capaldi who, despite suffering from Tourette’s (a condition that can cause bodily tics) still found a way to perform at Glastonbury. Real courage is staying in the arena despite overwhelming adversity. #Glastonbury pic.twitter.com/GfxA8e3ZMW— James Melville (@JamesMelville) June 26, 2023
GLASTONBURY ….Definitely 💯 on my bucket list ✅— Lee Butler (@DjLeeButler) June 25, 2023
Got to Say I was so moved to watch Lewis Capaldi .. Just huge respect to him for allowing himself to be vulnerable .
To play the main stage struggling with Tourette’s , anxiety & ticks is incredible and very brave ❤️
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.
That was one of the all time greatest #Glastonbury moments. Lewis Capaldi and that crowd just did more for mental health in an hour than the Tories have done in 12 years. Incredible.— Trent of Trunkman (@TrunkmanUK) June 24, 2023
The moment #LewisCapaldi realises that his tics and loosing his voice has taken over BUT the crowd have taken over singing for him.— Lauren Metcalfe (@LaurenMetcalfe9) June 24, 2023
Hands down the most genuine, kindest and realist person out there.❤️
We all ‘wish you the best’ and will be here waiting for you.🤍 pic.twitter.com/d4lRA4KXmG
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."
Lewis Capaldi being held aloft by the crowd as his tics overwhelmed him is massive, so important. really beautiful. Nobody would have got that a few years ago, would they? this love, care, kindness, understanding, this matters so much. We inch forward, we do, despite all. ❤️— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) June 24, 2023
A brave individual is Lewis Capaldi! Opened himself up to the world last night, Showed his vulnerable side and also showed us just how amazing and brave he is! Not sure there is many artists who would do the same! Mr Capaldi you mate are inspirational! 👏pic.twitter.com/JCvsgiRQwg— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) June 26, 2023
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."