Shawn Mendes reflected on canceling the rest of his Wonder World Tour to prioritize his mental health. The singer revealed that it wasn’t easy for him to make that decision.
The “Stitches” singer told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, “The process was very difficult. A lot of doing therapy, a lot of trying to understand how I was feeling and what was making me feel that way. And then doing the work to help myself and heal. And also leaning on people in my life to help a little bit.”
He also reflected on his mental health battle, which he described as “a lot of work” and “the most eye-opening and growing and beautiful and just healing process of my life” for the last year and a half.
“I’m also really grateful for all the people that were so accepting and loving and kind and understanding,” he added. “And it just really made me see how culture is really starting to get to a place where mental health is really becoming a priority.”
Shawn cancelled the remaining of his Wonder World Tour in July in the rest of the United Stated, United Kingdom, and other European countries. He made the difficult decision to officially call off his tour three weeks after he first postponed the shows to focus on his mental health.
He shared on Instagram then, “As you guys know, I had to postpone the past few weeks of shows since I wasn’t totally prepared for the toll that being back on the road would take on me. I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break due to the pandemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away.”
Meanwhile, he assured his fans that he will be returning to the stage in the future. He said, “This doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music, and I can’t wait to see you on tour in the future. I know you all have been waiting so long to see these shows, and it breaks my heart to tell you this but I promise I will be back as soon as I’ve taken the right time to heal.”