Lewis Capaldi has said he feared he would “die” and develop a degenerative disease before being diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome.
Appearing in front of Lorraine on ITV, the Scottish singer-songwriter, 25, said other people with the condition have been in contact with him since he went public earlier this month, making him feel less “stricken” more isolated”.
He said some people have described him as an “ambassador” and joked, “So go, I also have a new title this week” in reference to Charles’ ascension to the throne.
Capaldi revealed earlier this month in an Instagram Live that after being diagnosed, he received Botox treatment in his shoulder to help control how he felt.
On Tuesday, he told host Lorraine Kelly: “I was told like it was seven months ago or something like that, really recently.
“It is very meaningful. As for me, I’m a pretty fickle person. A lot of people think I’m high when they see me.”
Jokingly, he added: “I don’t. At least not now on Lorraine…”
Capaldi said the diagnosis “makes sense” and added: “I raise my eyebrows quite a bit. I do this shoulder. Sometimes I take a deep breath.
“I thought I was going to die because I was a hypocrite, so I thought I had some degenerative disease. But I’m not, very good at that front. “
When asked about the public’s reaction when he spoke openly about his diagnosis, the chart-topping musician said, “People have contacted me and they say I’m an ambassador, which is real. great.
“That’s it, I also have a new title this week.”
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“Sometimes you feel alone in these things and it’s nice to see that you’re not so isolated in all of this,” says Capaldi.
He added: “It was a bit eye-opening but it was nice.”
Capaldi also joked about releasing his first new track in three years, the day after the Queen’s death last Thursday, saying: “Not a great week to release a single … Let me tell you that.”
Reflecting on her passing, he added: “It’s a sad thing. And then you see the whole family is sad and it just reminds you that the people in your family are gone. “
The singer’s 2019 debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent became the biggest album of the year, according to the Official Charts Company.
His second album is expected to be released soon.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/lewis-capaldi-feared-he-was-dying-before-eye-opening-tourettes-diagnosis-41984896.html Lewis Capaldi fears he will ‘die’ before Tourette’s ‘eye-opening’ diagnosis