Shawn Mendes has postponed his tour (by 3 weeks) to protect his mental health.
In an Instagram post on Friday, Mendes said, “I've hit a breaking point. 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.”
After some previous time off, he noted, he'd felt ready to begin touring again, but he now calls that decision "premature." Mendes said, ”Unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me.”
He consulted with his team and health professionals before making the call to take a break.
Mendes has been upfront in the past about mental health issues and dealing with his emotions.
His “Wonder Tour” is currently set to run through October 26th. He has a European tour scheduled to kick off next May.
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