Lewis Capaldi has announced that he has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome.
On Tuesday (September 6), the 25-year-old singer went public with his diagnosis because he didn’t want his twitching to be misconstrued.
Tourette’s is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary noises and movements known as tics.
“I wanted to talk about it because I didn’t want people to think I was on cocaine or anything,” said Capaldi, who is releasing a new single on Friday, September 9 The sun.
“My shoulder twitches when I’m excited, happy, nervous or stressed,” he added. “It’s something I live with. It’s not as bad as it looks.”
Capaldi isn’t the only famous musician who has Tourette Syndrome.
Earlier this year, Billie Eilish opened up about living with the disease during a new in-depth Netflix interview.
“If you film me long enough, you’ll see a lot of tics,” she said. “I don’t care. It’s really weird, I haven’t talked about it at all.
“The most common reaction of people is that they laugh, [think] that I’m trying to be funny,” she revealed. “And I always feel incredibly offended by it.
“What’s funny is that so many people have it, you’d never know,” she continued, revealing that “a few artists have it [Tourette’s]’, adding that she wouldn’t ‘out’ them.
There are more than 300,000 children and adults living with Tourette’s in the UK, according to the charity Tourette’s Action.
Capaldi’s new single “Forget Me” will be released on Friday September 9th.
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