Lewis Capaldi hints at taking rest of year off at Glastonbury, New Zealand tour may be at risk

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi has hinted he could take the rest of the year off to deal with his health problems, a move that could threaten his upcoming New Zealand shows.

Over the weekend the 'Forget Me' singer took to the Glastonbury stage in the UK as a headline act, but was overcome by his tics and lost his voice.

That was despite having cancelled all his live commitments at the start of June to ensure he could recover for the festival appearance. In September 2022, the hitmaker went public about his Tourette's Syndrome diagnosis because he didn't want people to notice his tics and think he had a substance abuse problem.

While the crowd sang back 'Someone You Loved' as he lost his voice at Glastonbury, footage shared online shows the singer looking despondent as his health issues appear to have gotten the better of him.

"I recently took three weeks off … a wee break for my mental health," Capaldi said on stage on Saturday (UK time)..

"I wanted to come back and do Glasto because it's so incredible, so I just wanna thank you for coming out and watching us. I was shit scared but you've really made me feel at ease. I'm really sorry, I hope the Eavises will have me back even though it's been a bit of a shit show."

However he revealed the toll on his singing was too much.

"I feel like I'll be taking another wee break for the next few weeks, you might not see me even for the rest of the year - but when I do come back and I do see you, I hope you're up for watching."

Capaldi has made no further comments online or officially after the statement at Glastonbury, but that message could indicate he may be about to cancel his New Zealand shows scheduled for July.

The 'Before You Go' singer is due to play at Auckland's Spark Arena on July 18 and Wellington's TSB Arena on July 19.

If they go ahead, it would mark the singer's first performances in Aotearoa since early 2020.

Newshub has approached Capaldi's promoters in New Zealand for comment.