- 07 Sep 22
The singer shared his health news mere days before the release of his long-awaited single 'Forget Me' - out on September 9.
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has shared his Tourette's Syndrome diagnosis with fans after much speculation about his health.
Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder characterised by sudden, repetitive and rapid movements or vocal sounds called tics. There is no known cure for Tourette's but some treatments can help to manage some symptoms.
In conversation with The Sun, the singer divulged: "I have been diagnosed with Tourette's. I wanted to speak about it because I didn't want people to think I was taking cocaine or something."
Capaldi's main symptom is an ongoing shoulder twitch.
"My shoulder twitches when I am excited, happy, nervous or stressed. It's something I am living with," the singer explained, adding: "It's not as bad as it looks."
The 'Before You Go' crooner confessed he didn't know much about Tourette's before his diagnosis but has said it "makes so much sense" for him, looking back at his interviews from 2018.
Alongside this reveal, Capaldi has been busy promoting his forthcoming single 'Forget Me', which ends his three-year hiatus.
The comedic musicians latest promotional tactic includes a billboard featuring a photograph of the singer posing in his white underwear, sunglasses and holding a cocktail, with "I'm not ready to find out you know how to forget me," written across it.
In a Twitter post, the singer said he has "traumatised the general public all in the name of shameless self promotion."
Capaldi's 'Forget Me' is out September 9.