Shawn Mendes Officially Cancels Tour Amid Mental Health Journey

Weeks after postponing concert dates, Shawn Mendes has decided to cancel the remainder of his Wonder World Tour. Read his statement on mental health below.

By Jess Cohen Jul 27, 2022 2:56 PMTags
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Shawn Mendes is prioritizing his health.

The "Treat You Better" singer announced on July 27 that he's canceled the remainder of the United States, United Kingdom and European dates on his Wonder World Tour. "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," the 23-year-old's message, posted to Twitter and Instagram, began. "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."

Mendes went on to note that, after speaking with his team and a group of health professionals, it became clear that he needs to take more time to "ground" himself and "come back stronger than ever."

"This doesn't mean I won't be making new music, and I can't wait to see you on tour in the future," he added. "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."

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Mendes concluded his message by thanking his fans for their support and for "sticking by me on this journey."

His note comes nearly three weeks after Mendes first postponed shows on his tour. "After a few years off the road, I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I've hit a breaking point," he shared on social media July 8. "After speaking with my team and health professionals, I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost. As soon as there are more updates I promise I will let you you guys."

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In response to his announcement earlier this month, Mendes received an outpouring of love and support from fans, friends and fellow stars, including Demi Lovato. "My heart goes out to Shawn because I know what it's like to get out on the road and not be ready for it. I know what it's like to feel overworked or burnt out," the Disney alum said during an episode of Karson & Kennedy Talk with Famous People on Audacy's Mix 104.1. "That's never a fun feeling, and when it's dealing with mental health, it's like, 'gosh.' My heart just goes out to him."