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Lewis Capaldi Reveals He Has Tourette Syndrome: ‘It Is Something I Am Living With’

Lewis Capaldi revealed Monday on Instagram Live that he was recognized with Tourette syndrome. The nervous system dysfunction causes involuntary actions and sounds, according to CNN. “It’s a new thing, I haven’t really learned much about it — I’m learning,” Capaldi mentioned.

The 25-year-old Scottish singer mentioned he’s at all times had the neurological dysfunction however he didn’t realize it till he was formally recognized, according to People. He mentioned he in the end determined to talk about it as a result of he “didn’t want people to think I was taking cocaine or something.”

Capaldi added he’s been getting botulinum injections to cease his shoulder from twitching and that eagle-eyed observers have commented on his actions “underneath every TikTok and stuff.” Capaldi mentioned he not too long ago watched an interview of his from 2018 and seen it himself.

“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,” Capaldi mentioned on Instagram. “It happens all the time. Some days it’s more painful than others and some days it’s less painful. It looks a lot worse than it is… but it comes and goes.”

Capaldi shared the information mere days after two sold-out exhibits at London’s O2 Arena.

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The Mayo Clinic ultimately defines Tourette syndrome as a dysfunction “that involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics) that can’t be easily controlled” and famous that the latter usually reveal themselves in sufferers between the ages of two and 15.

“Tourette’s affects one in 100 school-aged children, however, the public perception is that it affects only a minority,” Emma McNally, Tourettes Action CEO, told The Guardian. “Lewis Capaldi speaking out about his diagnosis will hopefully encourage others who are in the public eye to do the same.”

Capaldi, in the meantime, shared his prognosis mere days after two sold-out performances at London’s O2 Arena.

“The more people who talk about Tourette syndrome, the more people who share their stories, the better,” McNally instructed The Guardian. “Being diagnosed can be daunting. Newly diagnosed children need to see successful adults sharing and talking about their diagnosis, it will give them hope for the future.”

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