‘I did s**t myself for a minute!’ Lewis Capaldi has hilarious reaction to the Red Arrows flypast during his Glastonbury set – before struggling on stage with his Tourette’s
Lewis Capaldi had a hilarious reaction to the Red Arrows flypast during his Glastonbury set on Saturday afternoon.
The Scottish singer, 26, was shocked and said he almost ‘s**t himself’ after the loud planes went overhead.
It came just before fans rallied around him as he struggled with his Tourette’s symptoms while on stage after a three-week mental health break.
Joking about the Red Arrows on stage he said: ‘Oh by the way did anyone see those ‘f***ing jets flying over. Is that normal? Does that happen a lot?’
The crowd then replied ‘no!’ as Lewis went on: ‘No? Well maybe they thought ‘do you know what that Lewis Capaldi set needs? Send in the f***ing red arrows!’
Funny: Lewis Capaldi had a hilarious reaction to the Red Arrows flypast during his Glastonbury set on Saturday afternoon
Loud: The Scottish singer, 26, was shocked and said he almost ‘s**t himself’ after the planes went overhead
He continued: ‘I’m not gonna lie I did s**t myself for a minute – I thought we’re all f***ed!’
The star had cancelled all work commitments earlier this month to ‘rest and recover’ ahead of the hotly-anticipated music festival.
Returning to the stage, Lewis admitted he had been ‘s**t scared’ to perform as he opened up about his mental health struggles, and confirmed he would be taking another break away from the spotlight after the show.
In the middle of his set, Lewis confessed that he was struggling with his Tourette’s as he said his voice had ‘packed it in’, after he had been coughing throughout the show.
Tourette’s is a neurological condition characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics, and can cause speech and voice abnormalities.
Despite his struggles, Lewis insisted on continuing with his set and his supportive fans rallied around him, with the show coming to an emotional close as the crowds sang Someone You Love for him.
The heartwarming moment saw Lewis walk across the Pyramid Stage and sing short bursts of the track, while the kind crowds sang at the top of their voices to support the star.
Many fans also took to Twitter after the show to send kind words to Lewis, telling how the emotional crowds had been reduced to tears during the final song of his set.
Emotional: It came just before fans rallied around him as he struggled with his Tourette’s symptoms while on stage after a three-week mental health break
Kind: During his set, the crowds had showed their support for the star as he struggled with his Tourette’s as they belted out the lyrics to Someone You Love for him
They also insisted the Scottish singer had nothing to apologise for as they heaped praise on his ‘fantastic’ show and lauded him for finishing his set despite his struggles.
One fan wrote: ‘Blown away @LewisCapaldi at Glastonbury. I’ve been coming for years and that’s one of the best sets I’ve ever seen. Absolutely nothing to apologise for, everyone around me was WEEPING by the end. Amazing.’
Another said: ‘Bravo @LewisCapaldi. A brilliant set and well done for carrying on. Absolutely no need to apologise for a fantastic show.’
While a third tweeted: ‘Last lewis Capaldi song was such an emotional watch, good for him for giving it his all!!’
A fourth commented: ‘Fantastic show at Glastonbury mate take a break mate you come first health is more important than anything else.’
And another gushed: ‘@LewisCapaldi thank you for pushing through mate, #Glasto loves you. BTW, whilst you said you were struggling, you had us rocking and dining our heads off with you to your amazing songs. Rest up Fella.’
Despite his fans’ incredible support, Lewis was seen looking downtrodden as he left the stage, thanking his fans for all their support after they helped him sing.
During his performance, which came ahead of headliners Guns N Roses set, Lewis had apologised to fans for his voice ‘packing it in’ but insisted on continuing his set as he admitted he was ‘annoyed’ with himself.
He said: ‘My voice is going big time, so I’m very sorry, it’s the worst place for it to f**king happen. However, we’re going to play two more songs even if I can’t sing properly.
‘I’m really sorry before we go any further as it’s a f**king pain in the arse. You’ve all come out and I really apologise that my voice is packing in.’
He then belted out Hold Me While You Wait while playing the guitar, with fans singing along to the lyrics in some moments when he had to temporarily stop singing.
In between tracks, the supportive crowds went wild as they cheered him on, while he temporarily paused and could be heard coughing as he struggled with his Tourette’s.
He then said: ‘Glastonbury I’m really sorry, I’m a bit annoyed with myself here,’ prompting the crowds to cheer him on and chant his name in a sweet moment.
Lewis then went on to close the show with his smash hit Someone You Love, with the crowds supportively belting out his track for him as he struggled to sing.
On stage, Lewis also confirmed he would be taking another break away from the spotlight as he told fans that they wouldn’t see ‘much’ of him for the rest of the year.
He said: ‘I feel like I’ll be taking another wee break over the next few weeks, you probably won’t see much of me for the rest of the year.’
Speaking about his three-week break, Lewis said: ‘I took three weeks off because I’ve been non-stop at the start of the year and I wanted a break for my head and my mental health, I wanted to come back and do Glastonbury, because it’s so incredible.’
‘I was s**t-scared, but you really made me feel at ease, I’m really sorry,’ he went on.
His return to the stage comes after Lewis cancelled all his work commitments earlier this month to ‘rest and recover’ for Glastonbury.
He told how he needed time off to focus on his health in the run up to the show, meaning he missed out on performing at Capital’s Summertime Ball.
Candid: Returning to the stage, Lewis admitted he had been ‘scared’ to perform as he opened up about his mental health struggles, and confirmed he would be taking another break
Kind: Tearful: Many fans also took to Twitter after the show to send kind words to Lewis, and insisted he had nothing to apologise for as he lauded him for carrying on with his set
In an Instagram statement, he said: ‘Hi everyone, hope you’re well. 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 June 24th.
‘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.’
Lewis recently opened up about his mental health struggles and Tourette’s syndrome in new Netflix documentary, How I’m Feeling Now.
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