When the singer was overcome by tics due to Tourette Syndrome, the audience in Germany sang the final chorus in his place.
Lewis Capaldi recently received an incredible show of support from his fans while performing in Frankfurt, Germany. While singing his hit single "Someone You Loved," Capaldi was overcome with tics due to his Tourette Syndrome. However, the audience was quick to pick up the slack and sang the final chorus in his place, reported People. The moment was captured on video and shared on TikTok, and it received an outpouring of admiration from users who commended the singer, calling the fans love for Capaldi "so beautiful" and "heartwarming." Capaldi himself revealed on Instagram Live in September that he has been living with Tourette's for years, but has only recently been diagnosed. He explained that it manifests itself as a shoulder twitch and can be triggered by a number of emotions, including excitement, stress and happiness.
Tourette Syndrome is a disorder that involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics) which cannot be easily controlled, according to the Mayo Clinic. Fellow musician Billie Eilish has also been public about her diagnosis, which she received at age 11. Capaldi admitted that he initially feared he had a degenerative disease but said the diagnosis made sense as he had noticed himself twitching in older interviews. He decided to speak up about the disorder so that he could straighten out any confusion as to why he was twitching and to make it clear that he was not using drugs. The Scottish singer is gearing up to release his sophomore album "Broken By Desire to Be Heavenly Sent" in May, after his rise to fame with his debut album in 2019.
The singer has long been open about his struggles and has used his lyrics to express his emotions, particularly in his hit single "Someone You Loved" which he wrote about his grandmother's death. He has now been using his platform to help raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome and to encourage people to be more understanding. According to PopSugar, Capaldi explained further what it is like living with the condition, 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. Sometimes it's quite uncomfortable . . . but it comes and goes."
Sharing this because as an absolute fan of Lewis Capaldi its beautiful to see fans see him experience his episodes and instead of being mean or selfish about it they sang until he was gained back control— Bibi 👑🧸 (@Elle_srs) February 23, 2023
Psa; he actually has Tourette's syndrome pic.twitter.com/0JxHuVTZtN
Lewis Capaldi's story is an inspiring one, and his fans have demonstrated that they are behind him every step of the way. The show of support in Frankfurt is only the latest example of how music can bring people together and can be a source of strength and understanding. With his new album on the way, it's clear that Capaldi has a bright future ahead of him, and he will no doubt continue to touch the hearts of his fans for years to come.