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Lewis Capaldi says his documentary made him address 'consuming' mental health struggles

The singer has made a Netflix documentary called How I’m Feeling Now

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: British singer Lewis Capaldi performs live on stage during a concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 16, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns)
Lewis Capaldi has made a documentary. (Redferns)

Lewis Capaldi has said he didn’t realise how “all consuming” his mental health struggles were until he watched his own documentary.

The Someone You Lived singer – who revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with Tourette’s – was followed by cameras to make Netflix documentary How I’m Feeling Now, which will be unveiled by the streaming service in April.

Speaking on This Morning, he said the programme made him realise that he needed to deal with certain things.

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Capaldi said he was approached about the show pre-COVID but then the pandemic struck.

He said when he watched the first draft it was quite “depressing”, telling hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary: “I have to be honest with you, I was surprised, I was like, ‘Do I die at the end of this?’

Lewis Capaldi poses as he arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 11, 2023. REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska
Lewis Capaldi said his documentary made him address his mental health. (Reuters)

“My mental health, my sort of troubles, I didn’t realise how much my anxiety and other stuff that I struggle with really coloured my life."

The 26-year-old went on: “I never realised until I watched it how much I needed to address a lot of things that I have since addressed or continue to address.

“Like really going to therapy and really getting on top of my mental health... I was ignoring my mental health, I was just letting it just sort of consume me I guess."

Capaldi went on: "I’m a hypochondriac, so I’ve got vertigo now, a couple of days, I went to the doctor for it, I thought I was dying. I immediately think death.

“And it’s like, more than worried, it's like I'm all consuming doom.”

The all-access documentary was filmed over several years and follows the Brit award-winner as he returns to his Scottish roots and attempts to reconnect with his old life.

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Netflix will release Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now globally on 5 April 2023.

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