In order to better care for his mental health, Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has postponed his eagerly anticipated world tour.
The 23-year-old “Stitches” hitmaker, whose world tour is called “Wonder: The World Tour,” declared that he has “hit a breaking point” and needs some time away from the spotlight to take a step back and regroup.
Mendes announced that the tour, which began in Portland last month and was scheduled to stretch through August 2023, has been postponed;
“It pains me to say this, but I’m going to have to cancel the three gigs I have scheduled through Uncasville, Connecticut, for the foreseeable future.
Since I started touring at age 15, I must admit that being away from friends and family has never been easy.
I was prepared to get back on the road after a few years off, but the decision was made too soon, and as a result, the pressure and the cost of the road have caught up with me, and I’ve reached my breaking point.
Mendes claimed that because he had been “off the road” for a number of years, he had believed himself to be prepared. However, he stated, “That decision was premature and regrettably the toll of the road and the pressure has come up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point.”
Mendes further disclosed that he discussed his decision to “take some to recuperate and take care of myself and my mental health” with his team and with medical professionals.
Mendes has already opened up to his fans about his struggles with mental health. He wrote a long statement on Twitter in April stating that he frequently wonders “what it is that I should be doing with my life.”
He assured his followers he was fine in a subsequent tweet, writing, “I’m honestly so okay! I just want to be really open and honest with you guys. So I just typed you a big old note, lol.