Shawn Mendes Cancels World Tour to Focus on His Mental Health

Shawn Mendes cancels world tour

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Shawn Mendes cancels his world tour after a series of postponements to focus on his mental health.

The 23-year-old Grammy-nominated singer announced the cancellation of his world tour on Twitter. Earlier in the month, Shawn Mendes pushed back three weeks’ worth of concert dates “until further notice.”

“As you guys know, I had to postpone the past few weeks of shows since I wasn’t totally prepared for the toil that being back on the road would take on me,” writes Mendes. “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.”

“After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I’ve never taken personally to ground myself and come back stronger,” Mendes continues. “I unfortunately have to cancel the rest of the tour dates in North America, the UK, and Europe.”

In Mendes’ Instagram post earlier this month, the singer said, “I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been difficult to be on the road away from friends and family.”

“After a few years off the road, I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point.”

Shawn Mendes specifies that although he’s taking a break from touring, that does not mean he will not be making new music. He also says that he “can’t wait” to see his fans on tour in the future. The singer has received thousands of supportive comments from fans in response to his post.