Shawn Mendes postpones his Wonder world tour for three weeks to prioritize his mental health. The Canadian singer, 23, took to Instagram to post the announcement on Friday, July 8. “It breaks my heart to say this, but unfortunately I will have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT. until further notice,” he began in the text post shared on his feed.
“I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been hard being away from friends and family,” he added. “After being off the road for a few years I felt 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 with me and I have reached a breaking point,” Shawn explained to his 69.4 million followers.
He then confirmed that the move was to focus on his mental well-being. “After speaking with my team and health professionals, first of all I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health. As soon as there are more updates, I promise I’ll let you know,” Shawn signed off, along with a heart emoji.
The Pickering, Ontario native began the 87-date tour in Portland, Oregon on June 27, 2022, touring Seattle and Sacramento back-to-back. He then returned to Canada for shows in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. The tour is in support of his 2020 album wonderincluding singles “Wonder”, “Monster” with Justin Bieberand ‘Call my friends’. His collaboration with compatriot Justin is the album’s biggest hit to date, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The cancellation of dates comes nine months after Shawn split from his girlfriend of over two years, Camila Hair, 25. The singers of “Señorita” confirmed their split in a joint statement posted to Instagram on November 17, 2021. “We have decided to end our romantic relationship, but our love for each other as human beings is stronger than ever,” they said. “We started our relationship as best friends and will remain best friends. We appreciate your support from the beginning and much appreciated in the future.” Shawn hasn’t been