Caspar Lee Reveals What It’s Like Living With Tourette's In Touching New Video

29 May 2018, 16:43 | Updated: 29 May 2018, 16:46

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Picture: YouTube: Caspar Lee
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Caspar met with young people with Tourette's to talk about their experiences

Caspar has released a new video in which he talks to young people with Tourette's Syndrome, which he himself also suffers from, which aims to dispel myths about the condition.

According to the NHS: "Tourette's syndrome is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics.It usually starts during childhood, but the tics and other symptoms usually improve after several years and sometimes go away completely."

A small number of sufferers (about one in ten) may swear as part of Tourette's, but public perception is often that swearing is a guaranteed part of the syndrome. This is one of the myths that Caspar and his young companions hope to correct in their new video.

Caspar describes the experience of Tourette's as "like an itch that you can't scratch and it just gets worse and worse until you scratch it."

In the description of the video Caspar says "all AdSense generated from this video will also be donated to Tourettes Action. You can support the charity Tourettes Action here: https://www.tourettes-action.org.uk