Just a few weeks after announcing the postponement of some of the dates on his “Wonder” world tour, Grammy-nominated singer Shawn Mendes announced that he has decided to cancel the rest of the tour entirely to focus on his mental health.
In the statement he released on his social media accounts, Mendes said that he is canceling the rest of the tour dates set for North America and Europe. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter had consulted his team and health professionals and ultimately made the decision to cancel the rest of the tour instead so that he could focus on his mental health.
“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 wrote. “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.”
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 27, 2022
“Wonder”, which was Mendes’ most recent and fourth studio album, was released in December 2020. Mendes has been performing live since he was 15 years old. The world tour was expected to begin last month and continue through October, before proceeding with the European stretch of the tour, which was set to begin in 2023.
However, the artist’s conclusion took into account that he was “not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after the time away,” even though he was thrilled to finally have the chance to get back on the road and perform live in front of his fans.
While Mendes is planning to take a break from tour, he reassured his fans that he will not set aside his passion for music. In the meantime, he will continue to make new music and go back to touring when he is at the right time of healing.
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