Shawn Mendes Cancels Remaining ‘Wonder’ Tour Dates – The Hollywood Reporter
Shawn Mendes cancels the rest of his Wonder world tour dates, the singer announced on Wednesday.
In a statement posted to his Instagram, Mendes shared that he would “unfortunately” have to cancel all North American, UK and European dates for the tour, which was scheduled to kick off in June.
“After speaking with my team and working with an incredible group of medical professionals, it has become clearer that I need to take the time that I have never personally taken, to ground myself and come back stronger,” said said the artist.
The singer noted that despite starting “this tour delighted to finally be able to resume the concert after a long break due to the pandemic”, he was “not at all ready for the difficulty of the tour after this period of absence. “. The statement mirrors a similar statement he made in July when the “In My Blood” singer announced he was postponing the first three weeks of the tour.
The statement also suggests that Mendes “hopes” he can take tour dates after this mental health hiatus, but that ultimately right now he is focusing on “my health first as my priority. “.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t make new music, and I look forward to seeing you on tour in the future,” Mendes added. “I know you’ve all been waiting so long to see these shows, and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but I promise I’ll be back as soon as I’ve had time to heal.”
Mendes, who has been touring since he was 15, released Wonder – his latest and fourth studio album – in December 2020. The world tour was due to begin last month and run through October before its European leg, which was due to kick off in May 2023.
The singer-songwriter has been open about his mental health in the past. More recently it was in the form of a letter to the fans posted on his social media in April, in which he states that during his low moments, “either I put on a show or I hide” and that in the midst of his own success, he always struggles not to feel like that it “fails”.
“The truth is, I’m overwhelmed and overstimulated,” he concluded. “The truth is also that I am fine. I just try to speak and be the truth.