The 25-year-old singer shared details of his life on an Instagram live after being diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. Tourette's syndrome is an neurological condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. For Capaldi, receiving this diagnosis has been an eye-opener.
The 'Someone You Love' singer shared his experience living with the condition especially on the limelight, according to PopSugar he said "Some days it's more painful than others, sometimes it's quite uncomfortable but I guess that's it . . . It comes and goes. Sometimes I can go months without doing it".
Capaldi felt it crucial for him to open up about, especially since he feared fans may think his "shoulder twitches" were responses to being high on drugs like cocaine.
He stated "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," and even admitted "It's a new thing. I haven't really learnt much about it".
Although the singer feared the worst in terms of his health before his diagnosis, he was ultimately reassured in finding the true cause of his tics, saying "When they told me, 'We think you've got Tourette's', I was like, 'Do you know what, that makes so much sense' . . . I thought I had some horrible degenerative disease so I'll take Tourette's".
While Capaldi is still learning how to live with this condition more and more each and every day, he has found relief in getting Botox injections to freeze the muscles in his shoulder and thus stop it from moving.
The singer had also taken to Instagram to promote his new single 'Forget Me' with a photo of a promotional billboard which features a half naked Capaldi because, in his words, "sex sells".
'Forget Me' is out on the 9th of September,