Lewis Capaldi Cancels Australian Tour & Splendour Appearance To Focus On His Mental Health

Lewis Capaldi cancels Australian tour.
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Scottish artist Lewis Capaldi will step away from live performances "for the foreseeable future" to focus on his mental and physical health.

At the weekend, while performing at Glastonbury, mid-set Lewis lost his voice during his global hit 'Someone You Loved', but the Glastonbury crowd provided a heartwarming moment by singing the song's lyrics.

Capaldi has confirmed he will not travel to Australia next month for his sold-out national tour and appearance at Splendour In The Grass.

"We know that many of you will be disappointed but," Secret Sounds Co-CEO Paul Piticco says, "we're sure Lewis' fans will agree, all that really matters is that he takes the time he needs to feel better. Lewis, we'll all be here waiting when you're ready!"

Lewis has provided the following statement:

"Hello everyone. First of all, thank you to Glastonbury for having me, for singing along when I needed it and for all the amazing messages afterwards. It really does mean the world.

"The fact that this probably won't come as a surprise doesn't make it any easier to write, but I'm very sorry to let you know I'm going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.

"I used to be able to enjoy every second of shows like this and I'd hoped three weeks away would sort me out. But the truth is I'm still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette's and on Saturday it became obvious that I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order, so I can keep doing everything I love for a long time to come.

"I know I'm incredibly fortunate to be able to take some time out when others can't and I'd like to thank my amazing family, friends, team, medical professionals and all of you who've been so supportive every step of the way through the good times and even more so during this past year when I've needed it more than ever.

"I'm so incredibly sorry to everyone who had planned to come to a show before the end of the year but I need to feel well to perform at the standard you all deserve.

"Playing for you every night is all I've ever dreamed of so this has been the most difficult decision of my life. I'll be back as soon as I possibly can.

"All my love, always, Lewis x."

Lewis Capaldi Australian headline show tickets will be automatically refunded in full to the original payment method used for purchase. Patrons do not need to take any action.

Splendour In The Grass Friday Only ticket holders will receive communication from Moshtix shortly regarding the process to apply for a refund. All 3 day ticket holders have the ability to reissue their ticket to someone else if they can no longer attend.

If you're seeking support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

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