After canceling the remainder of his world tour, Shawn Mendes assured fans that he will continue to make music and hopes to tour in the future
Shawn Mendes has canceled the remainder of his world tour, with performances in North America, the UK and Europe affected.
The 23-year-old from Canada explained on his social media accounts that he was not “prepared” for the toll that touring would take.
In a lengthy post, he told fans he is prioritizing his health but will continue to make new music and hopes to tour in the future.
The announcement comes just three weeks after the Treat you Better songwriter postponed upcoming shows and said he wanted to “take care of me and my mental health.”
Shawn only played seven of his planned 87 tour dates across the US and Europe.
After being unable to tour during the pandemic, he admitted he was “not at all ready for how difficult touring was going to be after this time”.
Who is Shawn Mendes?
Shawn Mendes is a singer-songwriter who rose to fame after posting song covers on the video sharing app Vine.
Shawn’s debut studio album Handwritten was released in 2015 and debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart, making him one of only five artists to debut at number one before the age of 18.
Shawn Mendes is the third youngest artist with three number one albums, following the success of Illuminate in 2016 and his self-titled album in 2018.
In 2018, Time Magazine named Shawn as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
- Shawn Mendes was born on August 8, 1998 and is 23 years old
- Mendes is currently single, having split from girlfriend Camila Cabello in November 2021
- Shawn Mendes has an estimated net worth of $40 million
- Mendes reportedly has homes in Los Angeles and Canada
Why did Shawn Mendes cancel his tour?
Shawn Mendes promoted his new music in a series of interviews ahead of the world tour.
Back when he was talking about the world tour, Mendes recounted 102.7 KIISfm: “It’s exciting, like I’m full of nervous energy, but it’s just like it’s been a long time.”
The Shawn Mendes Wonder (The World Tour) has since been cancelled, after just seven performances by the musician.
post up TwitterShawn wrote, “As you know, I’ve had to reschedule the shows for the last few weeks as I wasn’t fully prepared for the toll being on the road again was going to take.
“I started this tour excited to finally be able to play live again after a long hiatus due to the pandemic, but the reality is I wasn’t prepared at all for how difficult touring was going to be after this time.”
Shawn explained that he spoke to his team and other healthcare professionals, who agreed that he needed to take time to focus on himself.
He added they hope he can pick up appointments after a “much needed time off” but has decided to continue to put his health first.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t be making new music and I can’t wait to see you guys on tour in the future.
“I know you’ve all been waiting so long to see these shows and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but I promise I’ll be back once I’ve taken the proper time to to heal,” Shawn added.
The post has received over 90,000 likes from fans.
Singer Demi Lovato showed support Karson and Kennedy: “My heart goes out to Shawn because I know what it’s like to hit the road and not be prepared for it.
“I know what it’s like to feel overworked or burned out, and that’s never a fun feeling.
“Even when it comes to mental health, it’s like, gosh, my heart just goes out to him.”
One Direction star Niall Horan is known for being good friends with Shawn Mendes.
It has been heavily rumored that the pair may work together in the future, with both men sharing an interest in the idea.
Horan is currently working on his third solo album since One Direction went on indefinite hiatus in 2016.
Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter and producer who is one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
The musician, who rose from NSYNC fame in 1995, has had a successful solo career, selling over 88 million records.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon in 2018, Mendes said, “We’re actually pretty good friends now.”
Miley Cyrus is a singer, songwriter and actress known for her work with Disney during her teenage years.
Despite years of controversy, Cyrus has left the Other Side and pursued her successful career in music.
In 2019, Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus performed together at the Grammy Awards before reuniting for a Dolly Parton tribute that same year.
Shawn and Camila confirmed their relationship in 2019 after the very hot music video for Señorita.
After two years of dating, the couple announced their split in November 2021, and Camila took to social media to tell fans “our love for each other as people is stronger than ever.”
Camila rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony before leaving the band to explore her own solo career.
Before marrying Justin Beiber in 2018, Hailey Baldwin was spotted with Shawn at the 2018 Met Gala.
Though the couple, who have been friends since 2013, didn’t put a label on their relationship, they were spotted kissing at an after-party for the MTV EMAs in 2017.
Just two months after her Met Gala sighting, Baldwin is reportedly engaged to Canadian pop star Justin Beiber, whom she then married in September 2018.
Although a relationship with Mortez was never confirmed, the pair sent fans into a frenzy on Twitter in 2016 after heavy flirting.
The American actress responded with some flirty GIFs in a photo of Mendes posing shirtless.