It’s always tough to balance being an entertainer and going through personal struggles. Shawn Mendes is halting his Wonder world tour to focus on his mental health.
The 23-year old Canadian singer suspended his North American leg through Uncasville, Connecticut to attend to health.
“This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I’m going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice,” Mendes announced on Instagram Friday.
“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 said. Although he felt “ready to five back in” following “a few years off the road,” Mendes wrote that the 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.”
Mendes stated that he turned to “take some to heal and take care of myself and my mental health.” The musician ended, “As soon as there are more updates, I promise I will let you know.”
Mendes started his world tour in June in Oregon to advertise his fourth album, Wonder, in 2020. He was set to carry on the tour at Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota on Saturday.
Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. are some of the postponed dates.
When the tour continues at the end of July, Mendes will head to Canada and then Europe. He’ll end up in Italy or France eventually too.