Music artist Shawn Mendes made the decision to cancel his next world tour on Friday, citing the need “to take care of myself and my mental health.”
The 23-year-old musician informed his 69 million fans on Instagram that he is cancelling at least the next three weeks’ worth of performances.
Shawn Mendes noted in an email that “I’ve been travelling since I was 15, and to tell you the truth, it’s always been difficult to be on the road away from friends and family.”
“After a few years away from the road, I felt like I was ready to plunge back in, but that decision was premature, and sadly the toll of the road and the strain has caught up to me, and I’ve reached a breaking point,” the speaker said.
“I’ve reached a point where I can no longer continue.” After beginning his Wonder tour on June 27 in Portland, Oregon, Mendes has been on the road for a little over a week.
Mendes stated that he has to take some time to heal and take care of himself and his mental health first and foremost after discussing the matter with his team and with medical professionals.
“I assure you that as soon as there are any more developments, I will communicate them to you.” All upcoming performances in Uncasville, Connecticut, up to and including the 29th of July, have been postponed.
The tour that Mendes is going on is scheduled to extend until August 2023.