Lewis Capaldi says celebrity egos are out of control as he praises 'chilled' Niall Horan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi backstage at iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 presented by Capital One on December 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi are good friends. (Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Lewis Capaldi has revealed there are a lot of celebrities who aren't very nice in the music industry – but says Niall Horan definitely isn't one of them.

The Someone You Loved singer didn't hold back on his opinion of other stars, saying their egos were "out of control" and that it was hard to meet genuine friends.

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Capaldi, 26, told Metro: "The egos on a lot of people are f*****g out of control. What I’ve found is the people at the top are the nicest people because they’ve got nothing to prove.

"I find in this middle section there’s a lot of ego, there’s a lot of people who either want something out of a friendship as in, let’s just go to the pub and we don’t have to post about it, it’s not like an 'I want to be seen being friends with you' etc."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Lewis Capaldi performs on stage at The O2 Arena on September 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns)
Lewis Capaldi doesn't like the attitude of some musicians. (Redferns)

The star, who recently opened up on his Tourette's syndrome diagnosis, said the attitudes of other celebrities had left him feeling isolated and with a "bad taste" in his mouth.

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He said he had met some nice people in the music industry, but that it was difficult to find musicians his age who really wanted to be friends without using other people's fame to be seen together.

Capaldi said he felt lucky to have met One Direction star Horan, 29, early on in his career and had become close friends with him.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Lewis Capaldi (L) and Niall Horan attend the Horan & Rose Show: Modest! Golf co-founder Niall Horan and Justin Rose brought the world of music and sport together at The Grove, presenting an evening of entertainment to raise money for The Black Heart Foundation on September 03, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Modest! Golf)
Lewis Capaldi says Niall Horan is his favourite. (Getty Images for Modest! Golf)

He said: "Niall kind of ruined a lot of people for me because I was like, Niall’s great, he’s just a totally chilled guy and everyone must be like that, and then you meet a lot of other people and you’re like, no actually… there’s a lot of c***s in this game and Niall’s definitely not one of them."

Capaldi recently appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show, where he said he was relieved to be diagnosed with Tourette's as he had thought he had a degenerative disease.

He explained: "I do have Tourette's. I didn’t mean for it to be a big thing. I twitch a lot. My left shoulder goes up and I do this with my head. Now I am the poster boy for Tourette's. I’ll take it, I’ll gladly accept that.

"It was seven or eight months ago [that I was diagnosed]. I thought I had a degenerative disease. So to be told it was in fact that I have Tourette's, as you can imagine, was quite a relief. It’s fine. Everything works…"

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