The Used singer Bert McCracken cancels shows to focus on 'professional treatment and self-care'

'I have always been open about my struggle with mental health and have recently found myself facing new and overwhelming challenges'
Bert McCracken of The Used
Bert McCracken of The Used Photo credit Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
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Rather than grin and bear it, singer Bert McCracken of The Used has decided to take a mental health break and seek treatment rather than perform at this weekend's scheduled Slam Dunk festival on June 3 and 4 in the U.K.

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The Used singer briefly addressed his current struggles with mental health on social media earlier this week, offering his apologies and thanking fans for their "undying support."

“I have always been open about my struggle with mental health and have recently found myself facing new and overwhelming challenges," McCracken admits. "For this reason, I won’t be able to play the upcoming shows at Slam Dunk. I am so sorry but needed to make this decision to focus on professional treatment and self-care. Performing live for The Used fans is one of my greatest joys, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. We have the best fans in the world, thank you for your undying support."

Following this weekend's now-canceled sets, The Used are currently scheduled to hit the road in North America with Rise Against on a joint summer tour kicking off in July. Check out the full list of dates below and grab your tickets right HERE.

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