Lewis Capaldi makes Glastonbury return one year after stage breakdown

Lewis performed at Glastonbury last year
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Lewis Capaldi made a discreet comeback to Glastonbury, one year on from his emotional breakdown during his performance. The artist was seen mingling with celebrities such as Noel Gallagher and Cara Delevingne.

His return followed a challenging set on the Pyramid Stage last year, after which he announced a hiatus from live shows. Glastonbury festival-goers supported Lewis as he battled through his Tourette's syndrome symptoms, helping him complete his songs when he lost his voice and contended with tics during his main stage appearance.

Despite these challenges, chants of "oh Lewis Capaldi" resonated throughout his performance. Onstage, Lewis shared with the audience: "I recently took three weeks off just because I've been non stop the past year and I wanted to take a wee break from my head for my mental health.

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"I wanted to come back and do Glastonbury because it's obviously so incredible so I just want to thank you all for coming out. I was scared but you've really made me feel at ease so thank you very much for that."

He continued: "I feel like I'll be taking another wee break over the next couple of weeks so you probably won't see much of me for the rest of the year maybe even. But when I do come back, when I do see you, I hope you're all still up for watching.", reports the Mirror.

The Sun has reported that an onlooker this weekend remarked: "Lewis looked so happy. He was saying how pleased he was to be back at Worthy Farm and that he was going out to see some acts over the weekend. Given how hard his last visit to Worthy Farm was, it was so nice seeing him back here."

Lewis has been candid about his diagnosis with Tourette's syndrome and has even produced a Netflix documentary detailing his experiences. In a chat with The Sunday Times, Lewis opened up about how singing can act as a trigger for his neurological condition.

He explained: "It's only making music that does this to me. Otherwise I can be fine for months at a time. So it's a weird situation. Right now, the trade-off is worth it. But if it gets to a point where I'm doing irreparable damage to myself, I'll quit. I hate hyperbole, but it is a very real possibility I will pack music in."

Despite announcing an indefinite hiatus from music, Lewis has dropped hints of a major comeback. He's been spotted in his home studio with British singer-songwriter Dan D'Lion, fuelling speculation about his return to the music scene.

A source disclosed: "There are no plans to return anytime soon but it's promising that he is back jamming with his mates and thinking about music. It looked touch and go whether he would want to, or be able, to return at one point. So things are really looking up."