Fans of Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi seemed like angels in disguise when they continued his performance after the musician suffered from an episode of Tourette syndrome, which caused him to stop mid-song during his concert in Frankfurt, Germany.
On February 21, Capaldi began experiencing tics and twitches, causing him to eventually turn away during the performance of his 2019 hit song, ‘Someone You Loved’, which can be seen in a viral TikTok video uploaded by an avid fan. Fortunately, his supporters saved the show by helping him finish singing the chorus:
“Now the day bleeds/ Into nightfall/ And you’re not here/ To get me through it all/ I let my guard down/ And then you pulled the rug/ I was getting kind of used to being someone you loved,” his fans continued.
The TikTok post was captioned as follows: “We support you!! @LewisCapaldi. Fans finishing off the song for Lewis as he was (struggling) with his Tourette’s.”
In September 2021, the ‘Before You Go’ singer revealed his diagnosis during an Instagram live. Despite the fact that he had been experiencing shoulder twitches since 2018, he was initially unaware of his condition until he was diagnosed.
“The worst thing about it is when I’m excited I get it, when I’m stressed I get it, when I’m happy I get it. It happens all the time. Some days, it’s more painful than others, and some days it’s less painful. It looks a lot worse than it is. Sometimes it’s quite uncomfortable … but it comes and goes,” Capaldi said.
Tourette syndrome is a nervous system condition that causes people to have tics and experience sudden twitches, movements, or sounds in repetition. People who are diagnosed with this syndrome, like Capaldi, cannot control their bodies by making unnecessary body movements.
The ‘Shallow’ composer admitted that he does the ‘shoulder twitch quite a lot,’ and a bunch of people were curious about the reason behind his ‘twitching.’ The musician explained that he didn’t want to hear rumors that he was ‘taking cocaine,’ so he decided to disclose his diagnosis in public.
“It’s a new thing. I haven’t really learned much about it — I’m learning. ‘I’ve got Botox on my shoulder to stop it moving. It worked for a bit,” he continued.
Capaldi has a syndrome that makes life hard for him, but many people are always on his side, helping him and admiring his courage and skills.Here are comments on the heart-warming TikTok video:
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