Lewis Capaldi says he will quit music if his new single flops and step out of the spotlight forever

Lewis Capaldi has said he will quit the music business if his latest tracks flop as he prepares to return to the limelight after a three-year break.

The singer, 33, who recently revealed he has Tourette syndrome, said he could see himself withdrawing from public life all together, similar to former Queen bassist John Deacon.

Ahead of the release of his new single Forget Me he told The Sun: ‘If it flops you can pursue a career as a comedian? But, I won’t. If it flops I will retire from public life.

Nerves: Lewis Capaldi has said he will quit the music business if his latest tracks flop as he prepares to return to the limelight after a three-year break

Before adding: ‘I’ll be like John Deacon in Queen. No one’s heard of that c*** in ages’.

John Deacon wrote a number of Queen’s smash hits including Another One Bites the Dust before leaving the band following Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991.

The musician, who is worth an estimated £105 million, now chooses to remain out of the limelight, however continues to remain a quarter shareholder in Queen Productions Limited.

Following examples: The singer, 33, who recently revealed he has Tourettes syndrome, said he could see himself withdrawing from public life all together, similar to former Queen bassist John Deacon (far right, pictured with the band in 1985)

Following examples: The singer, 33, who recently revealed he has Tourettes syndrome, said he could see himself withdrawing from public life all together, similar to former Queen bassist John Deacon (far right, pictured with the band in 1985)

Admitting his hope for success Lewis told the publication: ‘There’s me, a man who, let’s not beat around the bush, has accumulated a wealth already, and now I’m asking you to give me more of that, please, during a cost -of-living crisis’.

I’m aware of how f***ing mental that is. But unfortunately it’s the game we play.’

Lewis is a Brit and Grammy nominee and shot to global success with his hit single, Someone You Loved, which topped the UK charts for seven weeks.

Out of the spotlight: The musician, who is worth an estimated £105million, now chooses to remain out of the limelight, however continues to remain a quarter shareholder in Queen Productions Limited (pictured in 1987)

Out of the spotlight: The musician, who is worth an estimated £105million, now chooses to remain out of the limelight, however continues to remain a quarter shareholder in Queen Productions Limited (pictured in 1987)

Winner: Meanwhile Lewis is a Brit and Grammy nominee and shot to global success with his hit single, Someone You Loved, which topped the UK charts for seven weeks (pictured in 2020)

Winner: Meanwhile Lewis is a Brit and Grammy nominee and shot to global success with his hit single, Someone You Loved, which topped the UK charts for seven weeks (pictured in 2020)

It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the longest-running top 10 UK single of all time by a British artist.

It comes after the singer sported a pair of Y-Fronts and announced he’s an ambassador for Tourette’s syndrome on Wednesday, after he revealed his own diagnosis.

Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological condition characterized by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.

Fun: It comes after Lewis sported a pair of Y-Fronts and announced he's an ambassador for Tourette's syndrome on Wednesday, after he revealed his own Tourette's diagnosis

Fun: It comes after Lewis sported a pair of Y-Fronts and announced he’s an ambassador for Tourette’s syndrome on Wednesday, after he revealed his own Tourette’s diagnosis

The hitmaker took to his Instagram to poke fun at the oversized pants and joked that he will ‘never have sex again’ while wearing the underwear.

Speaking in the light-hearted clip, Lewis told others who suffer from the neurological condition to ‘gaze upon their leader.’

Showing of the Y-Fronts, which were sent by his record label, he laughed: ‘I told everyone I had Tourettes and people on Twitter were being really nice.

'Ambassador': Speaking in the light-hearted clip, Lewis told others who suffer from the neurological condition to 'gaze upon their leader'

‘Ambassador’: Speaking in the light-hearted clip, Lewis told others who suffer from the neurological condition to ‘gaze upon their leader’

‘They were saying, ‘What a great thing for someone with his profile to talk about it and be open and spread awareness, he’d be a great ambassador.’

‘Well, gaze upon your ambassador, people with Tourettes. Hello I am your leader,’ he contemplated the thought of being a ‘leader’ for others.

Laughing at the gift from his label, he added: ‘My record label have sent me Y-Fronts to promote my new single because I am wearing Speedos on the billboard for it… but they have sent me double double XL’s.

Fun: He concluded: 'Well, gaze upon your ambassador, people with Tourettes.  Hello I am your leader,' he contemplated the thought of being a 'leader' for others

Fun: He concluded: ‘Well, gaze upon your ambassador, people with Tourettes. Hello I am your leader,’ he contemplated the thought of being a ‘leader’ for others

‘I know I might have put on a bit of weight but I look like I have an action man crotch, I’ve got an old man a**!’ he joked.

The Scottish musician then quipped that he would ‘have sex again’ if a potential date ever caught a glimpse of his underwear.

Earlier this week, Lewis said the diagnosis was recent and explained that he is learning new methods to deal with it ‘all the time’.

The musician said he wanted people to know about the condition so his fans didn’t think his twitches were down to cocaine use.

In previous clips shared to his Instagram, Lewis’s shoulder twitch is evident as he announces the release of his new single, Forget Me, on stage at London’s O2.

Condition: At The Brit Awards in 2020, Lewis' involuntarily twitches could also be seen during his acceptance speech for Best Song of the Year (pictured at the 2020 Brit Awards)

Condition: At The Brit Awards in 2020, Lewis’ involuntarily twitches could also be seen during his acceptance speech for Best Song of the Year (pictured at the 2020 Brit Awards)

When speaking on stage at The Brit Awards in 2020, Lewis’ involuntary twitches could also be seen during his acceptance speech for Best Song of the Year.

The Hold Me While You Wait hitmaker revealed that he is being treated with Botox injections to freeze his muscles to try to control the tics.

Speaking to his fan on an Instagram Live, he said: ‘I have been diagnosed with Tourette’s. I wanted to speak about it because I didn’t want people to think I was taking cocaine or something’.

WHAT IS TOURETTE’S SYNDROME?

Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological condition characterized by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.

It usually starts during childhood and continues into adulthood. Tics can be either vocal or physical.

In many cases Tourette’s syndrome runs in families and it is often associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Tourette’s syndrome is named after the French doctor, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the syndrome and its symptoms in the 19th century.

There is no cure for Tourette’s syndrome, but treatment can help control the symptoms.

Source: NHS Choices

My shoulder twitches when I am excited, happy, nervous or stressed. It is something I am living with. It is not as bad as it looks.’

He also opened up about the condition to his fans in an Instagram Live session, explaining that it could sometimes be ‘painful’ and ‘uncomfortable’.

Lewis said: ‘It’s a new thing. I haven’t really learned much about it. I got Botox in my shoulder to stop it moving but I’m learning new ways to cope all the time.

‘Some days it’s more painful than others, sometimes it’s quite uncomfortable but I guess that’s it.

‘When they told me, ‘We think you’ve got Tourette’s’, I was like, ‘Do you know what, that makes so much sense’.

‘When I look back at my interviews from 2018 I can see that I’m doing it.’

Keeping a positive attitude, the Glaswegian added: ‘It comes and goes. Sometimes I can go months without doing it. I thought I had some horrible degenerative disease so I’ll take Tourette’s.’

Lewis’ revelation comes after he announced that he will finally be releasing a brand new single, while admitting that he was “nervous” to share the song.

During his second sold-out show at London’s O2, the singer debuted his new single Forget Me which is out on September 9.

Lewis played a clip of his soon to be released single to the arena while live on TikTok to over 57,000 fans.

The new song comes three years after the release of Lewis’ debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which spent 10 weeks at the top of the UK charts.

Last year the Scottish artist postponed all of his live shows to focus on recording a follow-up.

During the rescheduled concert, Lewis announced: ‘I said at the start of the show it’s been a while since I released new music, a very long time, three years in fact, but thankfully on September 9 that changes.

‘Next week I release my first single from this next album. It’s called Forget Me, so that’s good news. As well as that, I am going to play that song for everybody here tonight.

‘I am showing 20,000 people my song for the first time. I’m very nervous. No one has heard any of this music apart from you all here tonight.’

Treatment: The Hold Me While You Wait hitmaker revealed he is being treated with Botox injections to freeze his muscles to try to control the tics

Treatment: The Hold Me While You Wait hitmaker revealed he is being treated with Botox injections to freeze his muscles to try to control the tics

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