After canceling his tour, Shawn Mendes opens up about his mental health

Last month, Shawn Mendes surprised their fans by canceling the world tour”wonder“, after postponing North American broadcasts for three weeks to take care of his mental health. “I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been hard being on the road away from my friends and family.“wrote the canadian musician in a letter posted on social networks.

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A few weeks after the definitive cancellation of the singer’s concert program, he was approached by a tabloid photographer. TMZwho conducted an improvised interview with the artist leaving the Los Angeles airport this Wednesday (10).

Mendes hesitated when approached by paparazzi and quickly replied, “I’m just waiting for my car, man”. The photographer insisted and asked how the days of Shawn away from work. “I do therapy“, assured the Canadian.

The interviewer then asks if the artist is doing “anything fun” during this time. “Yeah, it’s simple, man… Spending time doing things I haven’t really done in years and… having dinner with friends and all that.“replied Mendes.

the singer had 47 dates concerts scheduled only in United Statesin addition to others 32 presentations marked on UK and Europe.

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At first, the tour was postponed, but it was expected to resume soon. This was not the case. The decision was for a cancellation.

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Read Shawn Mendes’ statement:

As you know, I had to postpone the last few weeks of shows as I was not fully prepared for the difficulties that a return to the road would bring. I started this tour excited to finally be able to start playing live again after a long break due to the pandemic, but the reality is that I was not ready to see how difficult the tour would be after this period of absence .“, he wrote.

The decision was taken jointly with his team and the health professionals who accompany Shawn Mendes.

After talking more with my team and working with an incredible group of medical professionals, it became clearer that I need to take the time I never had in person, to refocus and come back stronger. Unfortunately I have to cancel the rest of the North America and UK/Europe tour dates.“, announced the news.

He encourages fans by clarifying that this does not mean that he will stop making music. You can expect future releases. The last single was the “staff”When you’re gone“.

We were hoping that I could continue with the rest of the appointments after some time off, but at this point I have to make my health my first priority. That doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I look forward to seeing them on tour in the future. 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 to come back as soon as I’ve had time to heal. I love you all and thank you so much for supporting me and staying by my side on this journey.“, he finished.

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