Shawn Mendes cancels the rest of world tour for mental health break

Wednesday - 27/07/2022 14:07 Author: Editors Desk Source: CBC News:
Mendes had previously postponed the tour for 3 weeks
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/The Associated Press)
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/The Associated Press)

Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes has cancelled the rest of his Wonder world tour to care for his mental health, the singer announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

"After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I've never taken personally to ground myself and come back stronger," the 23-year-old singer wrote. 

"I unfortunately have to cancel the rest of the tour dates in North America, and the UK/Europe."

More than 70 performances were cancelled, including four in Canada: two shows in Toronto on July 31 and Aug. 2, and two shows in Montreal on Aug. 15 and 16.

The scrapped concerts would have stretched into mid-2023. To date, only seven shows on his tour were actually performed, including shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.

Mendes, who was born in Pickering, Ont., assured fans that the cancelled tour won't affect his plans to make new music — or to perform onstage again in the future.

"I promise I will be back as soon as I've taken the right time to heal," he wrote.

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