- Lewis Capaldi speaks candidly about the impact of Tourette’s anxiety in Netflix’s How I’m Feeling documentary.
- The Scottish singer reveals that he was unaware of the impact his anxiety and Tourette’s was having on his life until he watched the documentary back.
- Capaldi hopes that by sharing his experiences, he can help to raise awareness and break down the stigma surrounding Tourette’s anxiety.
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has spoken candidly about the side effects of his Tourette’s anxiety disorder in Netflix’s How I’m Feeling documentary. The documentary, directed by Joe Pearlman, offers an insight into the 26-year-old’s life, successes, and struggles.
Capaldi, who was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome in September 2022, admits that he was unaware of the impact that his anxiety and Tourette’s was having on his life until he watched Pearlman’s footage back. Speaking to The Independent, the Bruises singer said, “When I saw the first draft, it was so depressing, I was surprised I didn’t die at the end! I mean, there’s always the sequel.”
Capaldi explains that his anxiety attacks can feel overwhelming and terrifying, “When I have a panic attack, it feels like I’m going insane, completely disconnected from reality,” adding, “I can’t breathe. I can’t feel my breath going in. I get dizzy. I feel like there’s something happening to my head. I’m sweating.”
The How I’m Feeling documentary has been praised for its honest and raw portrayal of Capaldi’s struggles with Tourette’s anxiety. The singer hopes that by sharing his experiences, he can help to raise awareness and break down the stigma surrounding the disorder.