Earlier this month, Shawn Mendes announced that he was postponing three weeks worth of shows from his Wonder World Tour citing mental health issues. Today, just days before he was set to get back on the road, Mendes has announced that all the remaining dates of the tour won’t happen at all.
He released the following statement:
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. 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. I unfortunately have to cancel the rest of the tour dates in North America and the UK/Europe. We were hopeful that I might be able to pick up with the rest of the dates after some much needed time off, but at this time I have to put my health as my first priority. 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. I love you all and thank you so much for supporting me and sticking by me on this journey.
As stated in his statement, all the shows in North America this year and the ones in Europe next year have been canceled. Ticket refunds will be automatically processed to the method of payment in the coming weeks.