Shawn Mendes has announced that he is canceling the rest of his U.S., U.K., and Europe tour due to mental health.
The news comes after he previously postponed shows for the same reason.
In a statement posted to his social media, Mendes said, “I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break.”
“But the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away,” he continued.
He went on to say that after speaking with his team and “working with an incredible group of health professionals,” he made the decision to take this time to “ground” himself and “come back stronger.”
Mendes is setting an example by putting his mental health first instead of ignoring the issue and continuing to tour to his own detriment, and that’s admirable.
“I have to put my health as first priority,” he said.
However, this is not the end of anything for Shawn Mendes. He reassured fans that he will still be making music and touring again in the future.
“It breaks my heart to tell you this but I promise I will be back as soon as I’ve taken the right time to heal,” he said.
The Wonder world tour was scheduled to begin last month and last through October before the European leg began in May 2023.
The tour was in support of Mendes’ fourth studio album of the same name, which was released in December 2020 mid-pandemic.
Mendes has been touring and releasing music since he was 15 years old, and has always been open about his mental health through both social media and in his music.
Fans were nothing but supportive in reaction to the news.
“Sending Shawn and all his fans so much love,” one person tweeted.
Another said, “I hope he knows we value his health above all and we will be here whenever he’s ready.”
“Take care of yourself, we love you Shawn,” said a user with the display name “Shawn on tour.”
Read the full statement, below:
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