Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes has announced that he will be postponing his tour due to his ongoing mental health issues. He revealed the sad news on Instagram to his 69 million followers with a statement.
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Mendes wrote : “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.”
He further explained his reasoning behind this decision stating :”I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been difficult to be away from friends and family. 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 I’ve hit a breaking point.”
He ended the statement by writing: “After speaking with my team and 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.”
Many celebrities such as Rita Ora and boxer Ryan Garcia have commented on his post, voicing their support for the popstar. Tommy Hilfiger, one of his many sponsors, also left a comment stating: “Taking care of yourself is important. Thinking of you Shawn, we’ll be here to cheer you on when you’re ready to be back!”
His fans were also very supportive of the decision, with one fan commenting: “Your physical and mental health will always be more important. We understand you and we are with you. We love you.”
Mendes will reportedly resume his tour next month in Philadelphia.