Shawn Mendes has decided to cancel the remainder of his world tour dates in an effort to prioritize his mental health. On Wednesday, The singer turned to Instagram and broke the news to his fans in a heartfelt post. In the post he revealed that he will not perform his remaining U.S., U.K., and European dates of his Wonder world tour. The news emerges after Mendes revealed earlier this month that he was pushing back three weeks of upcoming concert dates after “hitting a breaking point.”
“As you guys know, I had to postpone the past few weeks of shows since I wasn’t totally prepared for the toll that being back on the road would take on me,” he stated on Twitter and Instagram post. “I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break due to the pandemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away.”
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 27, 2022
Added further, Mendes stated that the decision was made after he sought the guidance of his team and health professionals and concluded that he needed to “ground” himself and “come back stronger than ever.” He reassured his supporters that this break does not mean he won’t be working on new music and he will eventually return to the stage.
“This doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I can’t wait to see you on tour in the future,” he added. “I know you all have been waiting so long to see these shows, and 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 thanked his followers for their continued support and “sticking by me on this journey.”
The singer also opened up about his struggles during his initial postponement announcement, noting that life on the road had taken a toll, writing that “unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me. I’ve hit a breaking point.”