Shawn Mendes cancels the rest of his tour: ‘I have to put health as my first priority’

Shawn Mendes’ world tour is officially canceled after the singer admitted he wasn’t ready to tour after the long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mendes had previously postponed “a couple of weeks of shows,” citing the need for a mental break. However, on Wednesday morning he said he needed more time and had to cancel the rest of the tour.

“As you know, I’ve had to reschedule shows for the past few weeks as I wasn’t fully prepared for the toll that traveling would take,” Mendes wrote on his social media accounts. “I started this tour excited to finally be able to play live again after a long hiatus due to the pandemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring was going to be after this time.

“After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, I’ve come to realize that I need to take the time that I personally never took to ground myself and come back stronger,” he continued away. “Unfortunately I have to cancel the remaining tour dates in North America and UK/Europe. We had hopes that I would be able to continue with the remaining appointments after some much needed time off, but at this point I have to put my health first.”

The Canadian singer-songwriter’s “Wonder: The World” tour kicked off June 27 in Portland, Oregon and was scheduled to hit Los Angeles on September 9-10. However, on July 8, he announced that he would be taking a three-week hiatus, which ultimately preceded the cancellation of the entire tour.

“That doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music and I can’t wait to see you guys on tour in the future,” he concluded. “I know you’ve all been waiting so long to see these shows and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but I promise I’ll be back once I’ve taken the proper time to to heal. I love you and thank you all so much for supporting me and sticking with me on this journey.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-07-27/shawn-mendes-tour-cancel-mental-health-wonder-the-world Shawn Mendes cancels the rest of his tour: ‘I have to put health as my first priority’

Sarah Ridley

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