Shawn Mendes announced on Wednesday the cancellation of his world tour to focus on his mental health, a decision that comes after he postponed several US concerts in recent weeks.
“I started this tour excited to play live again after a long hiatus due to the pandemic, but the reality is that I was not at all prepared for how difficult it would be to tour after all this time,” explained the Canadian singer in a statement released on their social networks.
Mendes explained that after speaking with his team and health professionals, “it became clear that he needed to take some time” to “get settled and come back stronger.”
“We were hoping that I would be able to pick up the rest of the tour after a while, but right now I have to put my health as the number one priority,” Mendes detailed.
However, the musician assured that he will continue to record new music and that he intends to return to concerts in the future.
“I know everyone has waited a long time for these concerts and it breaks my heart to say this, but I promise I will be back as soon as I have taken the right to heal,” he said.
Shawn had already started his “Wonder” tour in Canada and even played in California, although in early July he abruptly canceled several appearances in the US and with his announcement this Wednesday his planned dates for 2023 in Europe are also cancelled.
The news comes after other highly publicized cancellations in recent months such as that of Justin Bieber, due to facial paralysis from which he has already recovered, or Adele, who canceled her announced concert residency in Las Vegas when there were 24 hours to go before it started. due to “production delays”.