Shawn Mendes has canceled the rest of his world tour of the UK, North America and Europe to prioritize his health, the singer has announced.
Breaking the news to his 69.7 million Instagram followers, the 23-year-old said he was “not at all ready to face the difficulty of touring” after his long hiatus due to the covid pandemic.
“After talking more with my team and working with an incredible group of healthcare professionals, it’s become clearer that I need to take the time I’ve never personally taken to ground myself and come back stronger,” said he declared.
It comes after the Treat You Better singer announced he was postponing a number of shows in order to take care of himself and his mental health.
Mendes had over 80 shows scheduled in the US, UK and Europe.
“We were hoping to be able to resume the rest of the appointments after a well-deserved break, but at this time, I must make my health my first priority,” the Grammy winner’s statement continued.
Despite the cancellation of his tour, Mendes added that this “doesn’t mean” he won’t be making new music and thanked his fans for supporting him.
“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 as soon as I’ve had time to heal,” he said.
His announcement received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow musicians, with Kehlani responding, “Proud of you. You deserve rest. Alright Shawn.”
Author Jay Shetty also responded, saying: “Proud of you for doing what’s right for your well-being. We are with you.”
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Mendes had previously been forced to postpone his 2022 dates in the UK and Europe to 2023 due to COVID-19.
He was due to perform at the O2 in London, Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, AO Arena in Manchester, OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Utilita Arena in Sheffield and 3Arena in Dublin in late July and early August next year.
It was unclear whether ticket holders will be refunded due to cancellations.
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