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Shawn Mendes Cancels Wonder Tour To ‘Heal’ From Ongoing Mental Health Issues: ‘It Breaks My Heart’

The pop star previously postponed three weeks of shows.

After announcing earlier this month that he would be postponing three weeks of shows, Shawn Mendes has now fully canceled the rest of his Wonder tour dates in North America and Europe to focus on his mental health.

“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,” the “When You’re Gone” singer wrote in a Wednesday (July 27) message posted to his Instagram. “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.”


“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 continued. “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 as my first priority.”

As Mendes said, he’d originally only planned on postponing shows rather than canceling altogether — something he announced in a July 8 message also posted to Instagram. “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,” he wrote at the time. “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.”

The tour would have seen the 23-year-old musician performing in venues across the world through the end of October. Now that it’s canceled, however, Mendes promises fans that he won’t stop making new music and is looking forward to touring again in the future.

“This doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I can’t wait to see you on tour in the future,” he concluded his Wednesday post. “I know you all have been waiting so long to see these shows, and it breaks my heart to tell you this but I promise I will be back as soon as I’ve taken the right time to heal. I love you all and thank you all so much for supporting me and sticking by me on this journey.”

See Shawn’s message below.