Lewis Capaldi has shared that he suffered a panic attack while at the 62nd Grammy Awards earlier in the year.
He was at the awards in the Staples Center, Los Angeles on 26 January after his record Someone You Loved was nominated for Song of the Year.
While being interviewed by Sharon Osbourne on the red carpet, an uncomfortable looking Capaldi glanced down at a screen showing the video footage and commented: “Oh dear, I don’t look very good, do I?”
He's now disclosed to The Independent: “I was having a panic attack the entire time."
The 23-year-old told the publication he could only relax once Billie Eilish picked up the gong for Bad Guy in the category he was nominated in.
“I knew I wouldn’t have to say anything to anybody, and then it was OK," he said.
Capaldi also shared that he experienced another panic attack on the flight back due to heavy drinking and felt "quite anxious" after, but that overall was "feeling very good".
The Scottish singer made light of his time at the Grammys back in January as after the ceremony he shared that he'd been mistaken for a seat filler instead of an invited guest and nominee.
A lady at the grammys has just come up and offered to take my seat because she thought I was one of the people who sits in the chairs to fill them when someone gets up to use the bathroom 😂😂😂😂😂😂 #GRAMMYs
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) January 27, 2020
He tweeted: “A lady at the grammys has just come up and offered to take my seat because she thought I was one of the people who sits in the chairs to fill them when someone gets up to use the bathroom.”
Capaldi has championed mental health issues, having recently announced an initiative to provide a safe space for fans experiencing anxiety and panic attacks on his arena tour.
The Livelive scheme sees an allocated quiet space at venues for those feeling overwhelmed, as well as trained mental health experts on hand to provide care.