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'It makes so much sense': Lewis Capaldi shares Tourette Syndrome diagnosis, but isn't surprised

'It makes so much sense': Lewis Capaldi shares Tourette Syndrome diagnosis, but isn't surprised

The star said he didn't want fans to think his tics were due to drug use...
7 September 2022 4:32PM

Lewis Capaldi has revealed that he has been recently diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and how he is learning how to deal with it being “painful and uncomfortable”.

Capaldi revealed the diagnosis in an interview with The Sun saying, 'I have been diagnosed with Tourette’s,’ and then joked, “I wanted to speak about it because I didn’t want people to think I was taking cocaine or something.”

He also opened up on the condition to his fans in an Instagram Live session, explaining that, "some days it’s more painful than others, sometimes it’s quite uncomfortable, but I guess that’s it."

"It’s a new thing. I haven’t really learnt much about it. I got botox in my shoulder to stop it from moving, but I'm learning new ways to cope all the time,” he added.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Lewis Capaldi performs on stage at The O2 Arena on September 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns)

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological condition that causes a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics. 

Capaldi revealed that he wasn’t surprised to learn about the diagnosis.

Keeping a positive attitude, he continued: "It comes and goes. Sometimes I can go months without doing it. I thought I had some horrible degenerative disease, so I’ll take Tourette’s."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Lewis Capaldi performs live at The O2 Arena on September 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

We love how he manages to stay positive and poke fun at the good and the bad in life. He truly is a treasure!

Capaldi’s announcement comes days after he teased fans that he will finally be releasing a brand new single.

After a three-year break, Capaldi is returning with a new single, and he nervously premiered it live on TikTok during a concert in London this week.

He told fans: "It's been a while since I released new music, a very long time, three years in fact, but thankfully on 9 September, that changes.”

Looks like we’ll have a new fave to add straight to the playlist, and we can’t wait!