Shawn Mendes recently posted a note on his social media making his fans and audience aware of his decision to postpone the Wonder Tour by three to four weeks to take care of his mental health. “The toll of the road and pressure has caught up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point.”
Announcing the postponement of the Wonder Tour due to mental health concerns has left fans in shock. In the statement shared on Instagram, the singer explained his situation to his fans where he said that due to his schedule and being on the road away from his family and friends he couldn’t focus and the cycle has been stressing him out.
After the pandemic, he hadn’t had the chance to perform. Now he felt ready to get back on track but found his decision to be premature and unfortunately the toll of the road has caught him up to hit a breaking point. Mendes also said that his decision to tour again was difficult to manage and was affecting his mental health. He wrote, “This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I’m going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice.”
“I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been difficult to be on the road away from friends and family. 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. 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 know love, you guys.’’ Mendes wrote.
His fans and audience are really worried for him and have already started sending messages and comments which say that they understand his situation and wish him good health and can’t wait until he is back on stage with his mind-blowing performance. With the advice of his team and health professionals, he will be taking a break from his Wonder World Tour.
Shawn’s fourth solo album “Wonder” was released back in December 2020 with the kick start of a world tour in June and running through October before the European leg in 2023. With making an amid statement when Disney plus was the tour’s sponsor and a new initiative of “social impact village” added to the tour.
Shawn has been very open about mental health and he also wrote a single “In My Blood” tackling some feelings of anxiety. Whether it was about dealing with insecurities or he felt like he was drowning he always made sure he would let his current situation and his feelings out to his fans.
Sources: Hollywoodreporter.com, Bustle.com, Indiatvnews.com, Timesofindia.indiatimes.com