Singer Shawn Mendes has canceled the rest of his tour to focus on mental health.
The “Treat You Better” singer announced that he would be canceling all future performances, including those scheduled for Europe and North America, effective immediately due to Mental Health.
Mendes posted a message on Instagram on Wednesday saying, “I started this tour happy to finally get back to playing live after a long absence due to the epidemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult travelling would be after this time away.”
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He wrote, “It has become more evident that I need to take the time I’ve never taken myself, to ground myself and come back stronger after consulting with my team and working with an excellent group of health specialists.
On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Shawn Mendes gives a performance at Moody Amphitheater as part of South by Southwest.
Despite stating that his health must come first, Mendes, 23, insisted that “this doesn’t mean I won’t be making new songs” and that he is “excited to see you on tour in the future.”
It kills my heart to say this, but I pledge to return as soon as I’ve had the proper amount of time to recuperate. “I know you all have been waiting so long to attend these shows,” he wrote.
Through his music and earlier social media posts, Mendes has previously spoken out about mental health. For instance, the musician shared his troubles as someone who “constantly feels like he’s either flying or drowning” in a statement he wrote on Twitter in April.
“The reality is I still struggle to avoid feeling like a failure despite my enormous success, but I’m ALSO okay,” Mendes added. I like to assume that my stating this, some individuals will find it meaningful.”
In December 2020, Mendes will release his “Wonder” album. “When You’re Gone,” his most recent single, was released on March 31. In Portland, Oregon, on June 27, the Wonder global tour began.
All used tickets will be returned at the original point of purchase.