Lewis Capaldi’s Huge Diagnosis

Lewis Capaldi Performs at the O2 Arena In London

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Lewis Capaldi Performs at the O2 Arena In London

Kooper Sutherland, Author

Shocking news has just been released about the famous Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi that has the world paralyzed. The 25 year old music star has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, repetitive, rapid, and unwanted movement or vocal sounds. Tourette Syndrome affects the developing nervous system, and is rather rare, usually seen among school age children. While there is no cure for Tourette’s Syndrome, treatments are available to ease the effects of some symptoms. 

Lewis Capaldi stated on Instagram Live that the diagnosis “makes so much sense”, as he had noticed from 2018 interviews that he had been having symptoms of Tourette’s for a long time now. The pop artist additionally said that he had been getting botulinum toxin injections in his shoulder to stop his involuntary twitches and that he is learning new ways to cope all the time. For example, to be able to perform in front of an audience, he spends a lot of time throughout the day practicing in front of family members. He also likes to have calming conversations with his audience before he sings to get him comfortable to perform

Capaldi personally chose to go public about the news due to speculations for the past few years that Lewis Capaldi had been under the influence. This was the assumed reason for the sudden twitches, as well as the body and language behavior that had been affecting him for all this time. After the Scottish singer had revealed the news about this diagnosis, it hit his fans very hard. Not only does the news prove theorists wrong, but it does also explain some of the tough symptoms that Lewis has to fight through every day of his life.

Emma McNally, the CEO of Tourette’s Action, responded to the publication that Capaldi made.. 

   “Lewis Capaldi speaking out about his diagnosis will hopefully encourage others who are in the public eye to do the same,” said McNally in a Guardian news interview.

     Similarly, American music superstar Billie Eilish revealed in 2018 that she had been diagnosed with Tourette’s as a child. She had opened up on several social media platforms about her experiences as a kid, and how it altered Eilish’s life as a whole.

 While the news that Lewis Capaldi released was shocking, as well as heartbreaking, nobody can deny that he has managed to push through this disease extremely well. Whether it is at home, or on the stage, performing his many hit songs, Capaldi is, and will always be a superstar in everyone’s heart.