Lewis Capaldi cancels shows and appearances before Glastonbury saying he needs to 'rest and recover'

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The singer posted an emotional statement on social media saying he needed some time with family and friends.

Lewis Capaldi has cancelled all his shows and appearances for the next three weeks, telling fans he needs to take a moment to "rest and recover". The Scottish singer posted an emotional update to his loyal followers on Tuesday evening.

In the statement on Twitter, Capaldi said he was going to have to cancel all commitments until his appearance at Glastonbury on June 24. It comes after the artist disclosed his mental health struggles and Tourette's Syndrome in his recent Netflix documentary, How I'm Feeling Now.

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The statement said: "Hi everyone, hope you're well. This is a really difficult message and one that hurts me a lot to have to type. But I'm really sorry to say that I'm going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th.

"It's been such an incredible time leading into this new album, and seeing all of the support from everyone has been beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of. That said, the last few months have been full on both mentally and physically, I haven't been home properly since Christmas and at the moment I'm struggling to get to grips with it all.

"I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all of the other incredible shows coming up so that I'm able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come.

"I need to take these three weeks to be Lewis from Glasgow for a bit, spend some time with my family and friends and do normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better. I hope everyone understands.

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"I know many of you will have spent money on travel or hotels, which I appreciate more than ever with how difficult things are economically at the moment, so I'm extremely sorry for the impact this will have.

"The fact you're willing to come out and spend your time, money and love on these shows is beyond comprehension and I feel incredibly lucky. I'm getting all the help and support I need from the incredible people around me who I'm so grateful for.

"I take none of this for granted and can't wait to be back doing it again. All my love, Lewis x" The singer is due to appear at Glastonbury on Saturday June 24.

Fans flooded the comments, telling the star to take take for himself and take care. Dr Alex George, a former Love Island contestant and mental health champion, told Capaldi: "Take your time Lewis. We will be here."

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