Fans of Lewis Capaldi shared their enthusiastic reactions when the singer spoke in an extensive chat about his new romance and his struggle with Tourette’s syndrome.
The musician, 26, spoke candidly about his relationship with girlfriend Ellie MacDowall and how ‘happy’ he is as he promoted his new single Wish You The Best.
He then went on to provide insight into how he copes with Gilles de la Tourette – a neurological condition characterized by a combination of involuntary sounds and movements called tics.
Speaking to Scott Mills on BBC Radio 2, Lewis said he sometimes has to take a day off from work when his tics get too painful and he talked about panic attacks.
After the honest and comprehensive chat, listeners quickly took to Twitter to share their reactions to his candid remarks and show their support for the star.
Honest: Lewis Capaldi fans shared their enthusiastic reactions when the singer talked about his new romance and his struggle with Tourette’s syndrome in an extended chat
Smitten: The musician, 26, spoke candidly about his relationship with girlfriend Ellie MacDowall (pictured) and how ‘happy’ he is as he promoted his new single Wish You The Best
Fans said it was “refreshing” to hear Lewis talk about his mental health as they praised the singer for the “amazing” interview.
One of them wrote, “I can hear the pain in Lewis Capaldi’s voice as he opens up about his Torettes Syndrome. You never know what goes on behind closed doors.
‘Please get in touch, you are never alone. So refreshing to hear Lewis talk about his Mental Heath. All men, please get in touch.’
Another commented, “That was a great interview @LewisCapaldi with Scott, love your new tone too.”
And a third wrote: ‘Hearing the pain in @LewisCapaldi’s voice as he talks about his struggle with Tourette’s Syndrome.
“The simple term ‘I’m okay’ can mean so much more. It’s so important for us men to speak up, especially when it comes to our mental health. You are never alone.’
In the interview, Lewis had explained that there is no real treatment for Gilles de la Tourette and how he tries to manage his symptoms.
He said: ‘There’s no real treatment for Gilles de la Tourette, I’m in a position where I can cancel a whole day’s work… I feel really bad for other people, that must be so much worse.
“You don’t have the luxury I have. That is very difficult for a small child who has to go to school.’
Health: He provided further insight into how he copes with Gilles de la Tourette – a neurological disorder characterized by a combination of involuntary sounds and movements called tics
Anxiety: Speaking to Scott Mills on BBC Radio 2, Lewis said he sometimes has to take a day off from work when his tics get too painful and he talked about panic attacks
Praise: After the honest and comprehensive chat, listeners quickly took to Twitter to share their reactions to his candid remarks and show their support for the star
Lewis, who recently released his Netflix documentary How I’m Feeling Now, also shared his struggles with anxiety, saying he had “multiple” panic attacks over the weekend.
“I had multiple panic attacks on Saturday night, I went for a few beers, I feel anxious after drinking,” he said.
“My mom had to calm me down and get into bed with me. The whole week after that I felt free.’
But Lewis went on to share how ‘happy’ he is at the moment, talking about his new romance with his Scottish girlfriend Ellie, 23.
He gushed, “I have a girlfriend and she’s doing really well, I’m happy happy, she’s a beautiful lady, I feel good about everything.”
Lewis’ Netflix documentary saw him travel back to his childhood home in Scotland after the success of his first album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, and begin writing his second.
It also explored the singer’s journey with Tourette’s syndrome, after doctors picked up on his uncontrollable shoulder twitching.
On the programme, he admitted that he often feels like a “cheat” in his career and said he sometimes doubted his talent, reading an email Elton John had sent him to reassure him.
Speaking to radio host Scott, Lewis spoke again about the email saying it was really sweet, but he admitted he still fears his abilities.
Looking back at the email, he said, “It’s easy for Elton John to say! It was really lovely, I got the email on the night of the 2020 BRIT Awards, it was really nice to get some reassurance.”
When asked if he still feels like a cheater, he added: Now more than ever, unless you’re an Elton John or an Ed Sheeran, we all complain about it.
“I know people who are extraordinarily talented than me, who never get the chance that I have… you don’t just have to be a famous singer/sex symbol like me, I have friends in office jobs who feel like they’re barking it up.” It makes us human.’
Relationship: Lewis went on to talk about how ‘happy’ he is at the moment as he talked about his new romance with his Scottish girlfriend Ellie, 23
Going strong: The hitmaker was first seen with Ellie in November, when the pair were pictured having a night out and then a romantic dinner in the wee hours of the morning
Getting close: They were then reportedly spotted at the BRITs after party in February, where they struggled to keep their hands off each other (Ellie is pictured)
Lewis is currently busy promoting his latest single Wish You The Best, which came out at midnight and is about someone leaving a past relationship behind.
Of the song, he recently said, “It’s about someone moving on and that feeling that you know is best for that person but you want to say to them and all you say is ‘good luck I’m really happy for you.” “.”
But it seems that his emotional song is not a commentary on his current love life as he is in a happy relationship with actress Ellie who is also a trained dancer and singer.
The hitmaker was first seen with Ellie in November, when the pair were pictured having a night out and then a romantic dinner in the wee hours of the morning.
They were then reportedly seen at BRIT’s after party in February, where they struggled to keep their hands off each other.
New role: Ellie will star in the new biopic Archie focusing on the actor Cary Grant and will play his daughter Jennifer Grant in the series (Cary and Jennifer pictured in 1980)
This year, Ellie will star in the new biopic Archie, starring the actor Cary Grant.
The four-part drama series covers his humble beginnings in the UK to his phenomenal rise to success in America.
Ellie plays his daughter Jennifer Grant in the series, which will air on ITV’s new streaming service, ITVX.
Earlier on Thursday, Lewis had posted a snippet of his new song Wish You The Best to Twitter along with the heartbreaking lyrics.
He sang, “Oh my love, I want to say I miss the green in your eyes. And when I said we could be friends, I lied.
“I want to say I wish you never left. Oh but instead I wish you only the best.’
Writing on Twitter, he announced the release of the song saying “wish you well” yours tonight at 11:59pm x’
Lewis previously dated Love Island winner Paige Turley from 2014 to 2016, after they met at university in Motherwell.
She is said to have inspired his hit album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent and his hit song, Someone You Loved.
Lewis previously said of the inspiration for the record: ‘I met a lady. She was very nice. I loved her. I loved her look and I loved the way she spoke.
The singer rose to fame in 2019 after his hit single Somebody You Loved topped the UK Singles Chart for six weeks – and recently became the UK’s most-streamed song of all time.
Career: Ellie studied Dance for Commercial Performance for three years and is now an accomplished professional dancer
He then allegedly dated student Catherine Halliday for seven months before splitting in September 2020.
Lewis revealed he was on dating app Hinge after being kicked off Tinder and Bumble because people thought he was pretending to be Lewis Capaldi.
He has now reached four number ones and his debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
His second album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent will be released in May before performing at Glastonbury Festival in the summer.