Lewis Capaldi: My Tourette diagnosis made a lot of sense

Lewis Capaldi has revealed that he has Tourette’s syndrome and has received Botox treatment in his shoulder to help control his sensations.

The 25-year-old Scottish singer shared about his recent diagnosis during an Instagram Live session, explaining that he is still learning about a condition that causes a person to make unintentional sounds and movements called tics , according to the NHS website.

Capaldi admits he was relieved to find out he had the condition as he was initially afraid he might have a degenerative disease.


Singer says his diagnosis ‘makes sense’ (Ian West/PA)

Speaking in his Instagram Live, he said: “I have Tourette’s. I’ve always had that seem…so I jerked my shoulders quite a bit.”

The Someone You Loved singer said his diagnosis is a “new thing” and that he hasn’t “really learned a lot about it,” but that he has had Botox injections in his shoulder to relieve stress and regulate his health. that “worked a little”.

Capaldi said when doctors first told him he had the disease, it meant “a lot”.

He added: “When I look back at my interviews from 2018, I can see that I am doing just that.

“But it comes and goes. Sometimes I’ll go months without doing it.

“I think I have some terrible degenerative disease, so I will take Tourette.”

The singer told his fans that “some days it hurts more than others”, and it can be quite comfortable but he feels it “looks a lot worse”.

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He said triggers for the condition can be upsetting, adding: “The worst part of it is when I’m excited I get it, when I’m stressed I get it, when I’m excited I get it. If I’m happy, I have it.”

Capaldi said he is open about his diagnosis when he sees people questioning whether he is taking cocaine.

He said: “Do you think before playing with 20,000 people as a nervous person, I would drink large amounts of cocaine? Will never happen. “

The singer’s 2019 debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent received critical acclaim and became the biggest album of the year, according to the Official Charts Company.

He’s releasing his new single Forget Me this Friday along with a new album to follow.

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