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Shawn Mendes is taking time for mental health, postpones tour



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Shawn Mendes announced he is canceling the remaining shows on his tour due to mental health issues. (Photo: David Livingston/FilmMagic)

Shawn Mendes introduced he’s suspending reveals on his tour resulting from psychological well being points. (Picture: David Livingston/FilmMagic)

Shawn Mendes is taking a break from the highway to be able to care for his psychological well being.

On Friday, the “Deal with You Higher” singer posted a note on Instagram, saying that he could be suspending reveals on his Marvel world tour.

“This breaks my coronary heart to should say this, however sadly I’ll should postpone the subsequent three weeks of reveals by way of Uncasville, CT till additional discover,” the 23 12 months outdated shared. “I have been touring since I used to be 15 and to be trustworthy it is at all times been tough to be on the highway away from family and friends. After just a few years off the highway, I felt like I used to be able to dive again in, however that call was untimely and sadly the toll of the highway and the strain has caught as much as me and I’ve hit a breaking level.”

He added that the choice got here after talking to professionals about his well being.

“I must take a while to heal and care for myself and my psychological well being, at the beginning,” he wrote. “As quickly as there are extra updates I promise I’ll let you already know love you guys.”

Mendes not too long ago opened up with his followers on social media about his psychological well being struggles. In April, he shared a lengthy note on Twitter about feeling like he’s both “flying or drowning” at any given second, and questioned whether or not that’s simply the way it feels to be in a single’s 20s.

“The reality is even with a lot success, I nonetheless discover it arduous to really feel like I am not failing, hyper-focused on what I haven’t got, forgetting to see all that I do,” he continued. “The reality is I am overwhelmed and overstimulated LOL. The reality is ALSO that I am okay.”

Mendes has spoken about coping with psychological well being challenges earlier than. In 2018, he informed Apple Music’s Zane Lowe his song “In My Blood” was about learning to cope with anxiety.

“It was type of one thing that hit me throughout the final 12 months. Earlier than that, rising up, I used to be a reasonably calm child, tremendous regular,” the Grammy nominee stated. “I knew individuals who had suffered from nervousness and located it type of arduous to know, however then when it hits you, you’re like, ‘Oh my God, what is that this? That is loopy.’ That track is full reality and one of the best factor about it’s, it’s not all down. The entire motive I wrote this track was to be like, on the finish, ‘It’s not in my blood to try this.’”

In his 2020 Netflix documentary Shawn Mendes: In Wonder, the artist additionally revealed that he typically finds it difficult to be away from his household and mates again residence in Canada.

“I’ve by no means had extra enjoyable in my life, however I additionally need to grasp with my dad and mom and watch motion pictures, drive round a suburb, lay on a soccer area, smoke a joint and stare on the stars with my mates and, like, eat some beef jerky,” he defined to the digital camera. “Actually small-town ideas. I believe that I miss that a bit bit proper now.”