After announcing in early July that he was postponing his world tour, singer Shawn Mendes announced this Wednesday that the ‘Wonder, The World Tour’ tour is suspended for reasons of mental health after the difficult balance between his professional and personal life.
Thus, the singer of ‘Señorita’ has already commented on multiple occasions that his professional career began when he was only 15 years old and “to be honest, it has always been difficult for me to be on tour and away from my family and friends,” he commented when he postponed the tour in early July.
“As you know, I had to postpone the last few weeks of shows because I wasn’t fully prepared for the cost of getting back on the road”, He has commented on social media posts.
“I started this tour excited to finally play live again after a long break due to the pandemic, but the reality is that I was not prepared for how difficult it would be to tour after this time away. After talking more with my team and working with an amazing group of professionals of health, it has become clearer that I need to take time that I never took personally, to ground myself and come back stronger. Unfortunately I have to cancel the rest of the tour dates in North America and the UK/Europe.
“We had the hope to continue with the rest of the dates after some much needed time off, but right now I have to put my health first priority.”
“This doesn’t mean I won’t make new music, and I can’t wait to see you on tour in the future. I know all of you have been waiting so long to watch these shows, and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but I promise I’ll be back as soon as I’ve given myself adequate time to heal. I love you all and thank you all so much for supporting me and joining me on this journey.”
The artist had to act in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao on June 5, 9 and 11, 2023respectively.
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 27, 2022
Return to professional life
Mendes took advantage of the confinement to take a ‘break’ from his musical life and disconnect from the world of tours. “After a few years out of the world, I thought it was okay to get back in, but the decision was premature and unfortunately the pressure of touring has caught up with me and I have reached my limit,” he explained in his statement.
So, after speaking with your team and being advised by expert doctors, you have made the decision to temporarily postpone your tour: “I have to see first for myself and for my mental healthfirst things important.”
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 9, 2022
This would have happened to him before, since the singer explained to the medium ‘The Guardian’ that he was about to abandon his musical life because of the sacrifice and involvement he had to dedicate.
Thus, he expressed: “Yes, I was very close, extremely close to giving it all up. then I realized that the problem was not in the industry, but the way I moved in it. I allowed the industry to control what I did, instead of me being in control of my life.”
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