After initially announcing that he will be postponing his shows, Shawn Mendes decided to cancel the rest of his Wonder world tour to prioritize his mental health.
In an Instagram post, the Canadian singer-songwriter reiterated that he wasn’t prepared to go back on the road.
“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 said.
While he felt the excitement in the beginning, Shawn the time he had spent away from touring made it difficult for him to do shows in different parts of the globe.
“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,” he said.
Shawn said he spoke with his team and health professionals regarding his situation, allowing him to realize that he really needed to take a break.
“After speaking 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,” he said.
Revealing he had to cancel the rest of his tour dates in North America, the UK, and the rest of Europe, he said: “We were hopeful that I might be able to pick with the rest of the dates after some much-needed time off, but at this time, I have to put my health as my first priority.”
Shawn then promised his fans that he will be back to make music and go on tour.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I can wait to see you on tour in the future. 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.
Ending his message to his fans, he concluded: “I love you all and thank you all so much for supporting me and sticking by me on this journey.”