Shawn Mendes Cancels World Tour Due To Mental Health Struggles

"I have to put my health as my first priority."

 

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Shawn Mendes has announced that he will be cancelling his world tour as he needs to take time to himself.

In an emotional Instagram post, the Canadian singer told followers it “breaks his heart” to have to cancel but that he will be “back as soon as [he has] taken the right time to heal”.

He wrote, “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. 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.

 

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“I unfortunately have to cancel the rest of the tour dates in North America, and the UK/Europe. We were hopeful that I might be able to pick up 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. This doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I can’t 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. I love you all and thank you all so much for supporting me and sticking by me on this journey.”

Shawn opened up to fans about his mental health earlier this month, announcing on social media that he was going to postpone his world tour at the advice of medical professionals. The singer revealed his heartbreak at have to cancel gigs, but explained how he was feeling.

Saying; “This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I’m going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice. 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.”

 

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Dermot Kennedy, who was supposed to support Shawn on his tour showed his love on Instagram writing, “Thinking of you @shawnmendes. And thinking of anyone who bought tickets and planned travel and accommodation to come see us as part of Shawn’s tour.

“I’m so sorry we can’t come and play for you this time but I’ll be announcing so many exciting things soon, and I hope you’ll come see me next time. Sorry for the disappointment, I promise I’ll do my very best to make it up to you when I can.”

We are sending Shawn lots of love and hope he feels better soon!

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