Bear with us while we take in this brilliant statue of Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi couldn’t help but smile when presented with a statue of himself by students at his former school during a recent visit.

The Wish You The Best hitmaker, 26, grinned as he was presented with the erm, unusual, artwork while promoting his latest album, Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent.

Pupils and teachers at St Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, Glasgow, reportedly spent six months creating the statue.

With uncharacteristic bulging eyes and a particularly gormless facial expression, the sculpture of Lewis is a not-so-accurate likeness of the star in a seated position.

The school’s principal, Bryan Johnston, explained the bizarre facial expression of the statue and why it was a hilarious deliberate choice for the famously humorous star.

‘The art department got involved with the concept after speaking to Lewis’ team and we decided to follow James Corden’s concept when he made the statue of David Beckham a few years ago,’ he told The Daily Record.

‘The statue for Beckham didn’t really look like David Beckham, so we did something similar to that, but wanted to link it to Lewis’ new album which has now been released.’

He said the art department at the school came up with the concept and they thenwent about finding a mannequin to get to work.

‘The art department at the school came up with the concept, and it went from there – we sourced a mannequin from a guy in Glasgow, took it back to school and built around it,’ he continued.

‘The biggest challenge we faced was getting the face to look not quite right and a bit unusual and it went from there.’

Lewis visited the school ahead of his intimate show at Glasgow’s SWG3 last night, with pupils at his former school invited to attend.

It comes as the singer admits he could ‘pack in’ his music career if his mental health worsens.

Speaking to Rebecca Judd’s Apple Music podcast, he said: ‘I’ll take a few panic attacks and my Tourette’s and stuff for what’s happening.

‘But if it gets to the point where things get worse mentally, I think that would be a point where I’d be like, “I’m just not going to do this anymore”.’

Expanding on his mental health problems, Lewis admitted that his next album, for which there are no current plans, might well be his last.

‘I’m at a point where I can balance my mental health and how I feel in general,’ he said. ‘Not even just mental health, but the trade-off is worth it.’

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