Lewis Capaldi fans finish song for him after Tourettes tics start during live performance

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24 Feb 2023, 11:02

Lewis Capaldi

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Lewis Capaldi fans helped the singer complete his hit track Someone You Loved after he started to experience symptoms of Tourette's on stage. 

The Scottish singer started to suffer from tics while performing in Frankfurt, Germany, on his world tour in the run-up to his sophomore album Broken By Desire to be Heavenly Sent. 

Lewis previously reassured fans that he was doing fine after some fans noticed his twitches during a concert in Liverpool, and confirmed his Tourette's diagnosis last year. 

According to the NHS, Tourette's syndrome is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. It usually starts in childhood, and symptoms can improve and go away completely.

During his latest gig, Lewis was belting out Someone You Loved on stage, but his tics started midway through. 

A fan in the crowd posted the clip online, which shows Lewis beginning to tic, before letting the audience take over and finish off the lyrics. 

Speaking about his condition in January, Lewis confirmed he was doing well despite the concerning footage, responding in his own TikTok clip: "This video here I've seen doing the rounds a little bit on TikTok and I see a lot of people in the comments concerned because I'm twitching quite a lot.

"It's just - I've got Tourette's, so I'm just twitching quite a bit here.

"It's not an issue in the slightest, I'm absolutely fine. It's just this happens when I get like tired, nervous, excited, whatever. So it just gets more intense.

"I'm not doing it now at all because I'm lying in my bed in my pants. But this is at the end of an hour-and-a-half gig and I'm singing in front of 15,000 people. So, yeah, I'm tired and I'm also very excited 'cause this whole arena is singing my songs back to me."

He insisted he was fine and thanked fans for their support, before joking that they should come and see him perform: "Come see me twitch live in person."