Following his struggles to complete his Glastonbury set, Lewis Capaldi has announced he will stop touring for the "foreseeable future.".
The Tourette's Syndrome-afflicted Scottish singer pleaded with festivalgoers to join him in singing by doing so.
The 26-year-old had not performed live for three weeks prior to his appearance at Glastonbury.
He did, however, state that it "became obvious that I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order.".
He said in a statement on Tuesday that he was "still figuring out how to deal with the impact of my Tourette's.".
Between now and October, he had 26 dates scheduled all over the world.
This weekend's performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals were among them, in addition to performances at the Manchester, Belfast, and Edinburgh venues. They also took place at the Chepstow Racecourse in south Wales.
The first thing I want to say is thank you to Glastonbury for having me, for singing along with me when I needed it, and for all the wonderful messages you sent afterward. It really means so much," he wrote in his post.
"I'm very sorry to have to let you know that I'm going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future, even though this probably won't come as a surprise doesn't make it any easier to write.
"Three weeks away should fix me, I thought. I used to be able to take in every second of shows like this.
But the reality is that I'm still getting used to how my Tourette's affects me, and on Saturday it became clear that I need to spend a lot more time restoring my physical and mental health if I want to continue doing everything I love for a very long time. ".
"I know I'm incredibly lucky to be able to take some time out when others can't," he continued. "I'd like to thank my amazing family, friends, team, medical staff, and all of you who have been so supportive every step of the way through the good times and even more so during this past year when I've needed it more than ever.
"I'm terribly sorry to everyone who had intended to attend a performance before the end of the year, but I need to feel well in order to give you all the caliber of performance you deserve. This has been the hardest choice of my life because all I've ever wanted is to play for you every night. I'll come back as soon as I can. ".
At Glastonbury, Capaldi's vocal issues made it nearly impossible for him to perform his last songs.
The actor hinted that he would need to take more time off from the spotlight to recover by the end of the set.
"I think I'll take another brief break over the next few weeks. Consequently, you probably won't see me much for the rest of the year, if at all," he informed the crowd.
I hope you're still interested in watching us when I do return and when I do see you, though. ".
After canceling three weeks of performances to "rest and recover" due to health concerns, the festival was intended to mark his comeback.
His voice soon became strained, and he looked defeated as he left the stage, despite the enthusiastic response from the audience.
He apologized profusely to Glastonbury. "I've got a little self-disgust. ".
When he performed songs like "Someone You Loved," the audience encouraged him and sang along with him.
Mark Savage, the BBC Music correspondent, called it "a wonderful, communal display of both the Glastonbury spirit, and the genuine public affection for Capaldi, who walked around the stage, singing when he could manage, and taking the view.".
Capaldi's health issues go back to the Covid lockdown during the pandemic, when he returned to his hometown in anticipation of beginning work on his second album.
His first book, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, sold more copies in the UK in 2019 than any other and continued to do so in 2020.
It indicated that there were high hopes for the second album. His physical and mental health would suffer as a result of the pressure he was experiencing.
According to the Scottish singer-songwriter, creating his debut album was as close to a dream come true as you could possibly imagine.
But after the success of the first album, people start asking, "Can he do it again?