LEWIS Capaldi has cancelled all work commitments until Glastonbury as he revealed he needs to "rest and recover".
The singer, 26, shared a statement on Instagram this afternoon saying he has been struggling "mentally and physically".
Lewis embarked on his biggest ever sold-out headline tour of North America earlier this year, and is preparing to headline Reading and Leeds festival in August, as well as a slot at Glastonbury later this month.
Writing to fans on Monday, he penned: "Hi everyone, hope you're well. This is a really difficult message, and one that hurts me a lot to have to type.
"But I'm really sorry to say that I'm going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th.
"It's been such an incredible time leading into this new album, and seeing all of the support from everyone has been beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of."
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Lewis went on: "That said, the last few months have been full on both mentally and physically, I haven't been home properly since Christmas and at the moment I'm struggling to get to grips with it all.
"I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all of the other incredible shows coming up so that I'm able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come.
"I need to take these three weeks to be Lewis from Glasgow for a bit, spend some time with my family and friends and do normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better. I hope everyone understands.
"I know many of you will have spent money on travel or hotels, which I appreciate more than ever with how difficult things are economically at the moment, so I'm extremely sorry for the impact this will have.
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"The fact you're willing to come out and spend your time, money and love on these shows is beyond comprehension and I feel incredibly lucky. I'm getting all the help and support I need from the incredible people around me who I'm so grateful for.
He ended his message by writing: "I take none of this for granted and can't wait to be back doing it again. All my love, Lewis x"
Lewis last month released his second studio album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.
He opens up about his ongoing battle with anxiety and being an hypochondriac, and also finding out he has Tourette's syndrome, in his Netflix documentary.
Hypochondria causes suffers to feel extreme anxiety about their health, including worrying that are or may become seriously ill.
Speaking as part of the candid film, Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now, he said: "This twitch became out of control, and it was awful.
"It was absolutely horrific. I started to get in my head about these pressures about things.
"There's skin in the game there, rather than just me singing my silly little songs. Other people are depending on me."
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