“I’ve hit a breaking point”

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Shawn Mendes has announced he is taking a break and postponing his world tour to prioritize his mental health. The 23-year old has spoken with his doctors and family to make this decision. “Señorita”The singer said that he would be extending the dates of his Wonder: The World Tour’s next three shows by an indefinite amount.

Mendes The news was published on Instagram On July 9, with a plain black background and simple white text. “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 wrote.

Mendes, “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. 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.” 

“After speaking with my team and health 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,”He concluded.

Mendes started his world tour in support of his 2020 album, June 27, and he has been on it ever since. Wonder. He was scheduled to perform on July 9 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mendes scheduled the last postponed performance for July 29 at Uncasville, Connecticut.

Mendes has been open about his mental illness throughout his career. Mendes was a renowned journalist. December 2021 Instagram PostGrammy-nominated artist Xavier previously shared that he struggles with social media. He thanked his supporters for their support and thanked them for the new song. “It’ll Be Okay.” Mendes released the track just weeks after splitting from his girlfriend of over two years, Camila Cabello.

“I’m having a little bit of a hard time with social media at the moment, just kind of my relationship with it…I see a lot of TikToks of people crying and getting emotional and stuff, and I hope that’s because there’s some truth in the song [‘It’ll Be Okay’], and there lies honestly in it,”He said it in the video. 

Mendes also wrote candidly about his challenges with uncertainty and anxiety on Twitter in April. “Sometimes I ask myself what it is that I should be doing with my life and what I always hear in return is ‘to tell the truth, to be the truth’ I feel like that’s a hard thing to do, though,”He admitted it. “I’m afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me. They might become bored of me. So in those moments of feeling low I either put on a show or hide.”

Although he had doubts and still struggles, he assured his fans that things were improving and that he hoped others could benefit from his experience with mental health.”The truth is ALSO that I’m okay,”He stated. “I’m just tryna tell and be the truth,”He stated. “I like to think that maybe me saying this might resonate with some people.”