Lewis Capaldi calls his Glastonbury set a 's***show' as crowd fills in lyrics while he 'struggles'
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Lewis Capaldi called his Glastonbury set a 's***show' as fans helped him fill in the lyrics after he steadily lost his voice.
The 26-year-old powered through his Glastonbury set like an absolute champion, as he took to the pyramid stage tonight (24 June).
After performing Bruises, he admitted he was having voice issues, 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?”
He continued to apologise to the crowd, and the Eavis family who organise Glastonbury, for his voice starting to go.
Before his final song, Capaldi told the crowd: “I recently took three weeks off just because I’ve been non stop the past year and I wanted to take a wee break from my head for my mental health.
“I wanted to come back and do Glastonbury because it’s obviously so incredible so I just want to thank you all for coming out.
“I was scared but you’ve really made me feel at ease so thank you very much for that.”
Capaldi added: “I feel like I’ll be taking another wee break over the next couple of weeks so you probably won’t see much of me for the rest of the year maybe even.
“But when I do come back, when I do see you, I hope you’re all still up for watching.”
At the end of his performance he announced plans to take some more time off.
This comes after earlier this month, Capaldi cancelled all his commitments in June ahead of the festival at Worthy Farm to 'rest and recover'.
Paula Wickens, 53, a project manager from Newbury, and 59-year-old Claire Foley, a programmes manager in telecommunications, watched Capaldi’s performance together.
“I got quite emotional, I really did,” Ms Foley told PA.
“When he came on to do the penultimate song, and also when the Red Arrows flew over, that was pretty spectacular.
“I don’t think I’ve been to a concert as exciting as that.
“He was very, very brave and very open and honest and the crowd absolutely loved that.”
Ms Wickens added: “I was smiling like a child, my face hurts from smiling so much. He’s done so well and the fact that he even took his T-shirt off for us, I was like ‘wow, oh my God’.”