Lewis Capaldi has revealed he has Tourette Syndrome and has had botox treatment in his shoulder to control his tics.
The 25-year-old Scottish singer opened up about his recent diagnosis during an Instagram Live, explaining that he’s still learning about the condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements known as tics.
Capaldi admitted he was relieved to discover he had the condition, as he initially feared he might have a degenerative disease.
During his Instagram Live, he said: “I have Tourette. Apparently I’ve always had that… so I shrug quite a bit.”
That someone you loved The singer said his diagnosis is a “new thing” and he hasn’t “really learned much about it” yet, but he’s had botox injections in his shoulder to ease the tics and it’s “worked a bit.”
Capaldi said that when doctors first told him he had the condition, it made “so much sense.”
He added: “Looking back at my interviews from around 2018, I can see that I do.
“But it comes and goes. I sometimes go months without doing it.
“I thought I had a terrible degenerative disease, so I’m taking Tourette.”
The singer told his fans that “some days it’s more painful than others” and that it can be quite comfortable, but he thinks it “looks a lot worse than it is”.
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He said triggers for the condition could be frustrating, adding, “The worst part is when I’m excited I get it, when I’m stressed I get it, when I’m happy I have it.”
Capaldi said he’s opening up about his diagnosis, as he’s seen people asking if he’s on cocaine.
He said: ‘Do you think before I play in front of 20,000 people as an anxious person I’m going to take a large amount of cocaine? That will never happen.”
The singer’s debut album from 2019 Divinely uninspired to a hell of an extent received critical acclaim and became the biggest album of the year according to the Official Charts Company.
He releases his new single forget me to follow this Friday with a new album.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/lewis-capaldi-my-tourettes-diagnosis-makes-so-much-sense-41970119.html Lewis Capaldi: My Tourette diagnosis makes so much sense