Lewis Capaldi bluntly shares the side-effects of mental health medication: ‘I couldn’t get a f**king hard-on’

Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi got a little too personal in the documentary (Picture: Jo Hale/Redferns)

Lewis Capaldi has shockingly revealed some of the side-effects of his medication, one being that he ‘couldn’t get a hard on’.

The Bruises hitmaker shares the ups and downs of his career and life in new Netflix documentary, How I’m Feeling Now.

With behind-the-scenes footage of concerts, interviews with his parents, and Lewis himself opening up about his mental health battles, Lewis offers a more personal look into his life.

Sometimes verging on a bit too personal…

The 26-year-old shared his Tourette’s diagnosis with the world in 2022, after suffering from tics and twitches which he thought stemmed from intense anxiety.

Explaining his recovery from the mental health battles he faces, Lewis says in the documentary: ‘I got a therapist, just finding one was a f**king pain in the ring’.

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He went on to discuss the trials and tribulations of finding a therapist who worked for him, joking about one giving him homework which added even more anxiety.

He continued: ‘I’m on these f**king pills, Sertraline, they’re not doing anything, except I can’t get a f**king hard-on to save my life. Sorry! And they gave me the s**ts for six weeks, so that was great.’

‘I know what the steps are to get better, the onus is on me to do it, I can’t expect anybody else to click their fingers and it’s done, and I know that in myself I can do it,’ he adds.

Lewis opens up about his mental health battles in the tell-all documentary (Picture: Netflix)

According to the NHS, sertraline is an antidepressant that can help treat people with mental health conditions, including those who suffer from panic attacks, which Lewis elsewhere discusses in the documentary.

He says: ‘I feel like I’m in a race against the clock to get my mental health in order,’ continuing: ‘When I have a panic attack, it’s as if I’m going insane. Completely disconnected from reality.

‘I can’t breathe, like can’t feel my breath going in, it’s f**king, it’s wild. I get dizzy, and I feel like there’s something happening in my head, and I’m sweating. My whole body starts to do what my shoulder does, like pure convulsing.

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‘And the big thing for me with it is that thing of, “I’m always going to feel like this now, this is me, I’m permode”, and yeah I’m just like, “Oh f**k this is it.”

‘Either I feel like I’m going to be stuck like that forever or I’m going to die.’

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now airs on Netflix on April 5.

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