Lewis Capaldi has a Tourette’s crisis at a concert and fans help the singer finish the song
Lewis Capaldi had a tourette crisis during a concert on Tuesday (21) in Germany, and the audience helped him finish the song. The singer revealed that she had been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome in September last year.
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During the presentation in Frankfurt, Capaldi was singing “Someone You Love,” when he began to have a crisis. He still tries to sing the rest of the track, but ends up walking away from the mic. Then the audience continues the song in chorus.
Some of the disorders associated with Tourette’s are slurred speech, when a person speaks obscenities uncontrollably. copropraxia, when a person has a compulsion to make obscene gestures; and pyromania, the compulsion to start a fire.
There is no cure for Tourette’s, but it can be treated with medication. There are medications that reduce the amount of tics a patient makes, according to the specialist. “This could improve this patient’s quality of life. It is a syndrome that does not kill, but it can disrupt a person’s quality of life,” says UERJ professor and neurologist Eduardo Jorge Custudio.
Capaldi, who revealed the diagnosis in September last year in a live broadcast on Instagram, is receiving botulinum toxin (Botox) injections into his shoulders to stop his involuntary contractions, according to the Guardian’s website.
On the occasion of the live broadcast, the singer said that he is “learning new ways to deal with it all the time.”
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