Shawn Mendes Postpones Tour Dates for Mental Health Reasons


Shawn Mendes
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Self-love is a way to treat yourself better Shawn MendesIn order to improve his mental health, he has delayed some of his live shows.

“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. 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,” the 23-year-old Canadian crooner wrote in a message shared via Instagram on Friday, July 8. “After a few years off the road, I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and Ive hit a breaking point.”

Mendes added, “After speaking with my team and health professionals, I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost. As soon as there are more updates I promise I will let you know love you guys.”

The “Stitches” singer has been candid in the past about his ups and downs with his mental health. He wrote a note to his fans in April about his struggles to embrace his true self.

“Sometimes I ask my self [sic] what it is that I should be doing with my life and what I always hear in return is ‘to tell the truth, to be the truth,’” he wrote at the time. “I feel like that’s a hard thing to do though. I’m afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me. They might become bored of me.”

The “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” artist admitted that he “constantly feels like he’s either flying or drowning,” predicting that some of his insecurity possibly stems from being in his 20s. “The truth is I really do wanna show up in the world as my 100% true honest unique self and not care what anyone thinks, sometimes I do!! Sometimes I really don’t care what people think and I feel free. Most of the times it’s [sic]A struggle [though]. That’s the truth,” he added.

Mendes said he felt compared to share his perspective because he thought it “might resonate with some people,” concluding by reassuring his fans that there was nothing to worry about. In a separate tweet, he wrote, “I’m honestly so okay! I just want to communicate with you guys in an honest way. So I just wrote a big note for you. And I guess I’m like damn if I’m feeling this with all of the blessings I have I imagine there must be so many people feeling this and just don’t want them to feel alone !!”

Vine’s former personality started his own company. WonderHe will be performing in Portland, Oregon on the 27th of June. He was due to perform throughout the U.S.A and Canada until October, before heading overseas next spring.

News of Mendes’ break from tour comes less than one year after he and Camila CabelloThe couple split in November 2021. The two musicians dated for two more years before they split. Both the Grammy nominees were also nominated. Cinderella25-year-old actress has spoken out about how they are dealing with the end of their relationship.

“Camila and I have always been writers for as long as we’ve known each other, so we understand what that means,” Mendes told Additionalearlier this year. “And we respect what that means. And there’ll always be transparency between us.”

Cabello, for her parts, has been open about how she takes her time with returning to the dating pool. “I don’t put a lot of focus on it,” she told Cosmopolitan UK this month. “I just really want to hang out with people, I want to make friends, and I’ve made a lot of great friends over the past year. … If something happens, then that’s really fun, but I don’t put any pressure on it.”

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