Lewis Capaldi thought he was dying as he shares health update with fans
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Lewis Capaldi has shared a health update with fans after experiencing symptoms that made him think he was dying.
The 26-year-old pop star visited Glasgow’s Everyman Cinema on Thursday (23 March) for a special screening of his upcoming Netflix documentary, How I'm Feeling Now.
While speaking with fans, the ‘Someone You Loved’ singer revealed he has vertigo.
“I'm alive and living. I've not been very well. I've got vertigo. So I'm spinning but I'm smiling. I'm not dying so it's good. I did think I was for a couple of days but luckily I'm here," he said, as per MailOnline.
The NHS describes vertigo as a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It describes the feeling that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.
It’s more severe than just feeling dizzy and a vertigo attack can last anywhere from a few seconds to hours. In cases of severe vertigo, the symptoms can last for many days or months.
People experiencing vertigo are usually told to lie still in a quiet and dark room to reduce the spinning feeling, sleep on two or more pillows to keep the head slightly raised and to use a walking stick if they are at risk of falling.
Earlier this month, Capaldi was forced to postpone his European gigs because of illness.
His shows in Zurich and Milan were cancelled because of bronchitis. He told fans he was ‘absolutely devastated’ by the news.
In an emotional video, the Scottish musician said: “I'm f***ing 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.
“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.
“I went to another doctor in Glasgow and got medication and inhalers to try and help with the bronchitis, and I do feel a bit better, and I thought I was going to be ready for the show so I've flown out to Barcelona, I'm backstage just now.”
He added: “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."
Bronchitis is an inflammation of airways in the lungs that usually develops from an infection.
Back in February, Capaldi’s fans rallied around him after he appeared to experience some tics as a result of his Tourettes syndrome while performing on stage.
Footage filmed by a fan at the concert showed Capaldi performing 'Someone You Loved' in a spotlight on the stage, but he pulled his face away from the microphone as he coughed and appeared to experience a series of tics.
After singing a few more lines, the Brit award-winning artist encouraged the crowd to take it away and listened as they continued belting out the lyrics to the chart-topping single.
The synopsis for Capaldi's upcoming documentary reads: "This intimate, all-access documentary chronicles Lewis Capaldi's journey from ambitious teen with a viral performance to Grammy-nominated pop star."
How I'm Feeling Now will be available to stream on Netflix from 5 April.
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