Lewis Capaldi (26) has to postpone the last concerts of his European tour with a heavy heart. The Scottish singer announced this on Friday (March 10) in a video that he published on Twitter, among other places. The musician was supposed to perform in Barcelona that evening and had to cancel the performance a few hours beforehand. The concert in Madrid this Saturday and the shows in Stuttgart (March 14, Schleyer-Halle) and Munich (March 15, Olympiahalle) are also affected. It can also be read on his website that the shows have been canceled and the fans should wait for more information.
"Earlier this week I was told I had bronchitis after losing my voice on stage and was sent home to Glasgow and had to postpone Zurich and Milan," Capaldi says in the video. He was given medication and inhalers to help with bronchitis, "and I'm feeling a little bit better and I thought I was ready for the show, so I flew to Barcelona and I'm backstage right now."
At the sound check, his voice failed. He has spoken to a doctor and now has to take a week to "let it subside and heal properly and not cause permanent damage to my voice". He is very sorry, "the dates will be postponed and we'll all see each other later," he concludes.
Many fans showed understanding on social media, but a few also criticized the short-term cancellation of the concert in Barcelona. Capaldi responded to a message on Twitter and once again emphasized his efforts: "I woke up this morning and thought I could get through tonight so as not to let anyone down. I assure you, the worst thing I can do for my health and my conscience could have done is not to rest and come here on the plane."
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