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Lewis Capaldi cancels upcoming shows to “rest and recover” ahead of Glastonbury performance

By | Published on Tuesday 6 June 2023

Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi yesterday announced he is cancelling all of his current commitments ahead of a performance at the Glastonbury Festival later this month, which includes scheduled shows in Leeds, Glasgow and London, and a planned set at the Norwegian festival Neon.

The musician said he needed some time away from the spotlight to “rest and recover” and “to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury”.

A statement on social media read: “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 24 Jun”.

“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”, he went on. “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”, he then confirmed, “[in order] 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”.

“I know many of you will have spent money on travel or hotels”, he continued, “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”

He then concluded: “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”.