Lewis Capaldi has hinted that he may have to quit the music industry if his mental health worsens.
The Scottish made these comments having released his latest album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, along with the release of his debut Netflix documentary where he speaks about his mental health issues following his rise to fame.
Having stated that his mental health struggles were a "direct symptom" of his job, Lewis Capaldi did admit that his latest or next album could be his last.
"If I did another album and my head was scrambled and I felt horrible, right now I’m at a point where I can balance my mental health and how I feel in general. Not even just mental health, but the trade-off is worth it", Capaldi told Apple Music's Rebecca Judd.
He continued, "If I did another album and my head was scrambled and I felt horrible, right now I’m at a point where I can balance my mental health and how I feel in general. Not even just mental health, but the trade-off is worth it".
"The main reason I got into music was to play live and if I'm struggling to do that ever , I think that's where I'm in trouble, because otherwise that's the payoff, that's the point of doing it", he added. "At that point, if it felt like it was becoming something that I was not into or was causing me stress or I hated (it), then that’s when I would probably pack it in".
"taken a beating"
On this particular album, Lewis Capaldi explained how it deals with issues such as his mental health struggles, as well as praising Ed Sheeran who co-wrote the track 'Pointless' which also features.
"I think on this album in particular I talk a bit more about my mental health, which has taken a beating over the last little while", Capalid said.
"I'm managing it better now but I think in 2020 I was kind of glad when we got put in lockdown because I had done my first arena tour in the UK, and we had just done an Australia and Asia tour before that, and I was in a bad way where I was just having panic attacks every single day on stage and I was just shy", the Scottish singer elaborated further.
"I still haven’t quite got there, but it’s interesting that this thing that you love to do and you’ve always wanted to do becomes something that causes you such distress, but such is the modern world".
Elsewhere, Lewis Capaldi revealed some advice he received from Ed Sheeran.
"(His advice) was more about songs and writing the best songs you can and everything else is not really important", Capaldi explained. "He was very supportive in terms of if I had questions about having an upbeat song or having a slow song or what single to put out, or blah, blah, blah, blah, he was there as a sort of sounding board".
"He never really told me what to do, which I kind of appreciated as well, but he was a good suggestion box", he added. "I think in hand-to-hand combat, I could whip his ass. But in terms of on the charts, he’s definitely top".