Lewis Capaldi joked he’s carrying “a lot of weight” after lockdown.
The ‘Someone You Loved’ hitmaker performed a special virtual gig over the weekend at the ‘I’m Lovin’ It Live’ festival through the McDonald’s app, and he joked with fans about “sweating so much” early into his set.
He said: “So this is going well for me so far, but I get it’s a very one-sided thing. I have no idea what you’re thinking.
“Maybe it’s, ‘Who is this large man? Why is he sweating so much after ten to 15 minutes on stage?’ Good question.
“The answer is, I carry a lot of weight around my midriff and buttocks. If you had a sense of what was going on right in here, it’s a swamp at the minute. It’s a mess.”
The 24-year-old singer delivered a 45-minute set for fans during the virtual festival alongside the likes of Stormzy, Jess Glynne and Kaiser Chiefs.
He also joked that regulations during the pandemic have taken away one of his “favourite pastimes”.
He quipped: “I’ve had to give up one of my favourite pastimes – spitting on people – due to the restrictions. I don’t want anyone getting Covid.
“Or being spat on, that’s also off the cards. I know, unfortunately so.
“If anyone out there is thinking, ‘When can I next get spat on?’ I am right there with you, buddy.”
Meanwhile, the star admitted he’s missing performing for a live crowd, but he’s willing to do more virtual shows in the future.
He added: “I can’t do an encore virtually, because no one is here. I normally tell people to sing along but can’t because no one is here…
“I will sing again for the money. I’m not a fool. Times are tough, you’ve got to squeeze every penny. Thanks for giving me something to do. See you next time, if the cash is right.
“All jokes aside, this year has been terrible for everyone. Do you know what I hate? Coronavirus. I hate it.”