Lewis Capaldi is known to many for his impressive vocals and comedic personality. Few, though, have seen his battle with mental health issues and Tourette's syndrome diagnosis behind the scenes.


It's these struggles that new Netflix documentary How I’m Feeling Now,delves into, taking viewers behind the scenes while Capaldi creates his upcoming album Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent and heads on tour, all while grappling with his mental health.

A trailer for the documentary was previously released, giving fans a first look at some of the singer's struggles.

“I think I’ve never been more insecure in my life than I am now,” he admits in the trailer. “And I think that’s got worse the more successful I’ve got. You get your whole life to write your first album, and a year or six months to write your second. The clock’s ticking.”

Capaldi isn’t the only music star bearing his soul in on screen, with Ed Sheeran's The Sum of It All set to arrive on Disney Plus later this year.

For now, here's everything you need to know about Capaldi's revealing documentary and how to watch it.

Lewis Capaldi documentary release date

Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now arrived on Netflix on Wednesday 5th April.

The one-off film has a runtime of 97 minutes as it follows chart-topping singer Capaldi at a pivotal point in his successful career.

What is Lewis Capaldi's documentary about?

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Lewis Capaldi. Netflix

Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now is an authored film from the Scottish singer which Netflix describes as "one of the most vulnerable and authentic documentaries ever".

The film follows the Someone You Loved star as he heads into a pivotal moment of his career whilst dealing with mental health issues and the price of success.

"Take a look into his personal life and defining year, his struggle to balance the familiarity of home, normality and all he's ever known with life as one of the biggest stars of the planet," Netflix teases.

Speaking to his family and friends, How I'm Feeling Now watches Capaldi as he tries to write his upcoming album, Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent, whilst struggling with insecurity, anxiety and his Tourette's syndrome diagnosis.

"I'm starting to get in my head about all these pressures," he says in the documentary. "My anxiety is out of control. I feel like I'm in a race against the clock to get my mental health in order."

Speaking to The Times about the documentary and his battle with anxiety, Capaldi said: "It's only making music that does this to me. Otherwise I can be fine for months at a time. So it’s a weird situation. Right now, the trade-off is worth it.

"But if it gets to a point where I’m doing irreparable damage to myself, I’ll quit. I hate hyperbole but it is a very real possibility that I will have to pack music in."

Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now cast

The Netflix documentary features Lewis Capaldi at the forefront as he opens up about his battles with mental health and the struggle behind creating his latest album – however, viewers will also get to meet a few members of his family.

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Both of Capaldi's parents, Carole and Mark Capaldi, are interviewed for How I'm Feeling Now, which borrows its name from the singer's song of the same title.

They make a brief appearance in the documentary's trailer and Carole isn't afraid to embarrass her son, telling the crew: "You've still got a lot of growing up to do. You need to phone your mother to pick you up from your one night stand... because you were having a panic attack," before the singer replies: "I'm glad you brought that up."

According to The Times, Capaldi's managers also feature in the documentary, which also sees the musician attempt to "reconnect with his old life and the family and friends he left behind".

Lewis Capaldi documentary trailer

Netflix released a full-length trailer for Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now last month, giving fans an insight into the singer's life and career. Watch below:

Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now arrived on Netflix on Wednesday 5th April. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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