Shawn Mendes taking time to 'ground myself and come back stronger,' cancels rest of tour

'I've hit a breaking point'
Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes is continuing to prioritize his mental health by canceling the remainder of his Wonder World. 

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Mendes initially placed a three-week hold on the tour earlier this month as he worked through some mental health struggles. While he fully intended on returning to the road at the end of July, that is no longer the case.

The 23-year-old took to social media with an official announcement Wednesday morning telling fans he wasn’t as ready as he thought for the demands of a tour schedule following the pandemic following the pandemic.

"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,” he shared.

"After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I've never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger."

Mendes states he still plans on creating music during his time away and fully intends to return to the road when he is ready.

Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.

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