Lewis Capaldi has hit back at a troll after he was criticised for ‘promoting an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland’ at Tuesday night’s BRIT Awards.

The Someone You Loved hitmaker, 23, who walked away victorious with the Best New Artist and Best Song gongs, was seen accepting his awards while drinking Buckfast Tonic Wine – a caffeinated fortified wine originally made by monks.

On Wednesday, a Twitter troll shared a snap of his winning moment while penning: ‘We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn’t help’, leading to Lewis insisting he was merely celebrating on a rare night off. 

Hitting back: Lewis Capaldi has hit back at a troll after he was criticised for 'promoting an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland' at Tuesday night's BRIT Awards

Hitting back: Lewis Capaldi has hit back at a troll after he was criticised for 'promoting an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland' at Tuesday night's BRIT Awards

Hitting back: Lewis Capaldi has hit back at a troll after he was criticised for ‘promoting an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland’ at Tuesday night’s BRIT Awards

Lewis was the big winner on Tuesday, when he took the stage to celebrate his wins with emotive speeches while clutching a bottle of Buckfast. 

The 15% volume fortified wine has been made by Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since the 1920s but it has become notorious in Scotland because of repeated links with drunken and violent crime and antisocial behaviour. 

Due to its high caffeine content – with 750mls containing the same as eight cans of Coke – it is believed the stimulant is enough without needing alcohol. In 2016, a Scottish judge stated: ‘Drinking four bottles a day is not conducive to a long life’.

The Glaswegian singer’s choice of alcohol seemed to rile one Twitter user, who shared a snap of his win while he was clutching a bottle of the controversial booze. 

Cheers! The Someone You Loved hitmaker, 23, who walked away victorious with the Best New Artist and Best Song gongs, was seen accepting his awards while drinking Buckfast Tonic Wine - a caffeinated fortified wine originally made by monks

Cheers! The Someone You Loved hitmaker, 23, who walked away victorious with the Best New Artist and Best Song gongs, was seen accepting his awards while drinking Buckfast Tonic Wine - a caffeinated fortified wine originally made by monks

Cheers! The Someone You Loved hitmaker, 23, who walked away victorious with the Best New Artist and Best Song gongs, was seen accepting his awards while drinking Buckfast Tonic Wine – a caffeinated fortified wine originally made by monks

Shock: On Wednesday, a Twitter troll shared a snap of his winning moment while penning: 'We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn¿t help', leading to Lewis insisting he was merely celebrating on a rare night off

Shock: On Wednesday, a Twitter troll shared a snap of his winning moment while penning: 'We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn¿t help', leading to Lewis insisting he was merely celebrating on a rare night off

Shock: On Wednesday, a Twitter troll shared a snap of his winning moment while penning: ‘We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn’t help’, leading to Lewis insisting he was merely celebrating on a rare night off

Controversy: The 15% volume fortified wine has been made by Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since the 1920s but it has become notorious in Scotland because of repeated links with drunken and violent crime and antisocial behaviour

Controversy: The 15% volume fortified wine has been made by Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since the 1920s but it has become notorious in Scotland because of repeated links with drunken and violent crime and antisocial behaviour

Controversy: The 15% volume fortified wine has been made by Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since the 1920s but it has become notorious in Scotland because of repeated links with drunken and violent crime and antisocial behaviour

The critic penned: ‘We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn’t help…

‘We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn’t help. We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland’.

Responding to the comment and in a nod to his hard work, Lewis responded: ‘Imagine having a drink on my first night off in moths after winning two Brit awards, can you believe it?!… 

‘Months* sorry I guess I must still be drunk x’.

During the awards show, Lewis left fans in hysterics when he revealed to the audience the true inspiration behind his award-winning song Someone You Loved was not Love Island contestant Paige Turley but instead his late Grandmother.

Time of his life: Lewis partied up a storm later in the evening following the criticism

Time of his life: Lewis partied up a storm later in the evening following the criticism

Time of his life: Lewis partied up a storm later in the evening following the criticism 

Eek! During the awards show, Lewis left fans in hysterics when he revealed to the audience the true inspiration behind his award-winning song Someone You Loved was not Love Island contestant Paige Turley but instead his late Grandmother

Eek! During the awards show, Lewis left fans in hysterics when he revealed to the audience the true inspiration behind his award-winning song Someone You Loved was not Love Island contestant Paige Turley but instead his late Grandmother

Eek! During the awards show, Lewis left fans in hysterics when he revealed to the audience the true inspiration behind his award-winning song Someone You Loved was not Love Island contestant Paige Turley but instead his late Grandmother

While poking fun at his ex, the self professed ‘Scottish Beyonce’ said: ‘Thanks very much for this. Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people think this song is about my ex girlfriend who you can now see every night on Love Island…

‘But it is actually about my grandmother who has sadly passed away a few years ago. And I hope to god ITV don’t contact her to go on a reality TV show.’

The star ended his bizarre acceptance speech saying: ‘And thanks for my grandmother for dying!’

Bottoms up! Lewis was drinking on-stage following his win

Bottoms up! Lewis was drinking on-stage following his win

Bottoms up! Lewis was drinking on-stage following his win

Source: Daily Mail

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