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Shawn Mendes He announced on Friday evening that he had decided to postpone his world tour, citing his “mental health”.
The “Senorita” singer had to reschedule the July 29 tour dates through Uncasville, Connecticut, because she had reached a “breaking point.”
“It breaks my heart” to delay the shows, he said in a post on his social media, but “I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always hard being on the road away from friends and family. .”
After a few years away from touring, he said he felt ready to get back on the road, but recently realized it was “premature and unfortunately the toll and pressure of the road caught up with me and I hit a breaking point.”
“I decided to take some time off to heal and take care of myself,” she added Mental health comes first,” after speaking with his team and healthcare professionals.
Thousands of fans posted messages of support in the comments, including “Honey, I’m Good” singer Andy Kramer, who wrote on Instagram: “Love you man- proud of you for doing what you need.”
Kramer recently admitted in an interview that his mental health suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I went really hard and got into therapy and that’s what got me around,” he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I wasn’t very positive. I broke down very hard.”
Mendes, 23, has been candid about his struggles before, telling fans on Twitter in April that he “feels low” and worries what people might think of the real him “I’m putting on a show or hiding.”
He said he was “23 years old and constantly feels like he’s flying or drowning.”
“The truth is, even with so much success, it’s still hard for me to feel like I haven’t failed,” but she assured fans that it’s “okay” and hoped her thoughts would “resonate” with some.
During the holidays in late December last year, the singer posted a video to fans on her Instagram saying she was “having a hard time with social media right now” but thanked them for listening to her new song “It Will Be.” OK,” which came out after breaking up with fellow singer Camila Cabello.
“I’m so proud of that song, and I’m so grateful that you’re attached to it, and I feel so grateful that people are vulnerable to it and that people are having fun with it,” he added.
Mendes’ “Wonder” tour kicked off on June 27 in Portland, Oregon, and was scheduled to continue through October in the US and then worldwide into next summer.
The first affected concert was a St. Paul, Minnesota show on Saturday night.