July 28, 2022 -- Pop singer Shawn Mendes has recorded tunes like “It’ll Be Okay” and “Treat You Better.” Now the 23-year-old star has cancelled his “Wonder” tour so he can focus on his own mental health.
On July 8, Mendes said he was postponing three weeks of shows. This Wednesday, he cancelled the remaining 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. 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 posted on Instagram.
"After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I've never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger," he said.
The tour started in June, with shows planned across North America and Europe through August 2023.
"We were hopeful that I might be able to pick up with the rest of the dates after some much needed time off, but at this time I have to put my health first as my first priority," the star said.
In April, Mendes wrote an open letter about his struggles, saying he was “overwhelmed and overstimulated.”