Shawn Mendes writes heartbreaking mental health message: ‘I’ve reached a breaking point’

pop star Shawn Mendes has made a heartbreaking announcement to his fans about his mental health.

The ‘Stitches’ hitmaker, 23, shared a post on his Instagramrevealing that he is postponing his US tour after hitting a “breaking point”.

“It breaks my heart to say this, but unfortunately I have to postpone the next three weeks of shows in Uncasville, CT until further notice,” Mendes wrote in a message Friday.

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Shawn Mendes wrote a heartbreaking message about postponing his tour. (Instagram)

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“I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been hard to be away from friends and family.”

Mendes said he believed he was ready to “dive back” to tour the country, but realized he wasn’t quite ready for the stress of being on the road yet.

He revealed that he would be taking time off from his career to focus on his mental health.

“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,” he continued.

“After speaking with my team and health professionals, I first of all 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 to let you know. of you .”

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Mendes’ announcement was met with a wave of support and love from fans and friends alike.

“Take care of yourself, we love you, stay safe,” wrote one follower. “Take your time king! We’ll be waiting for you! ALWAYS!” said another.

The singer kicked off his tour in Portland, Oregon just last week. His postponed dates include most of the first leg of his tour, which includes several shows in Connecticut.

Mendes recently revealed that some of his new songs are inspired by his split with fellow singer Camila Hair

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello attend the Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2021 in New York City on September 13, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ movie magic)
Mendes and Cabello split in November 2021. (Film Magic)

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The married couple broke up in November 2021 after dating for two years.

“Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship, but our love for each other is stronger than ever,” read a joint statement on Instagram.

“We started our relationship as best friends and will remain best friends. We appreciate your support from the beginning and in the future.”

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