LEWIS Capaldi hit back at criticism on Twitter after taking to the Brits stage with a bottle of booze in-hand.
Lewis, 23, spent time on Wednesday thanking his “proud” fans for their support when he spotted the message on the social media platform.
It said: “We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn’t help.”
Scottish activist Leah Franchetti had typed out the statement three times alongside a photo of Lewis holding a bottle of Buckfast, as she hammered her point home.
And he blasted back: “Imagine having a drink on my first night off in moths after winning two Brit awards, can you believe it?!”
Lewis had been praised the night before, having delivered a stunning performance of his song Someone You Loved after Jack Whitehall’s heartfelt Caroline Flack tribute.
The host took a moment to remember the TV presenter after her tragic death at her London home on Saturday.
He said: “Before our next performance, I just wanted to add that over the weekend we learned the awful news that a member of the BRITs family, our friend, Caroline Flack, tragically passed away.
“She was a kind and vibrant person with an infectious sense of fun. She will be sorely missed. I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say our thoughts are with her friends and family.”
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The stage was cast in a red light as the Scotsman belted out his mega hit, leaving viewers at home in pieces.
One wrote on Twitter: “Caroline Flack tribute then Lewis Capaldi with someone you loved, way to make us cry ? #Brits2020 #BRITs.”
A second shared: “Lump in throat and holding back the tears with that Jack Whitehall dedication to Caroline Flack and then they get Lewis Capaldi to song Someone You Loved right after ?????.”
Another posted: “the tribute to Caroline flack at the BRITS tonight was beautiful.”
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
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