On July 11, Shawn Mendes announced that he was pausing his tour after reaching a point of no return for his sanity. A few weeks later he had to cancel his concerts.
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The Canadian musician then issued a press release confirming that he would be postponing his next 12 performances.
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In a now-deleted post, the 23-year-old said: “It breaks my heart to say this but unfortunately I have to postpone the next three weeks of the shows in Uncasville, CT pending rearrangement,” he explains. I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been hard to be away from my friends and family.”
He believed he was ready to return to performing after a few years “off the road”, but quickly decided it was too soon. “This decision was premature and unfortunately the price of the road and the pressure caught up with me; I’ve reached a breaking point. I need to take time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health.”
Shawn then promised his fans that he would update them on the tour, a promise he kept. On July 27, he shared a touching message on Instagram, in which he indicated he had to make the difficult decision to cancel his world tour.
“As you know, I had to postpone the last few weeks of concerts as I wasn’t ready for the devastating impact that being on the road would have on me. I started this tour with the excitement of finally being able to perform in person after a long hiatus caused by the pandemic, but the reality is I wasn’t ready for the difficulties that the tour entails after all this hiatus would. After speaking to my team and working with an incredible group of medical professionals, I now realize that I need to take the time I usually never have to refocus and come back stronger. Unfortunately I have to cancel upcoming tour dates in North America and Europe. We had hopes that I would be able to return to the tour after this brief necessary break, but for now I have to prioritize my health.”
Shawn wraps it all up by assuring his fans, “That doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music and I look forward to seeing you again on a future tour. I know you’ve all been waiting a very long time to see these shows, but I promise I’ll be back as soon as I’ve had enough time to heal. I love you all and thank you for supporting me and not letting me go during this ordeal.
Recall that Shawn split from Camila Cabello in late 2021 after two years together.
He admitted last April that he sometimes struggled to be 100% himself and that affected him a lot.
We wish him a speedy recovery!
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