Shawn Mendes cancels rest of Wonder tour due to ongoing mental health battle

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Shawn Mendes has cancelled the remainder of his Wonder world tour due to his ongoing mental health issues.

The Treat You Better singer announced earlier this month that he was postponing 12 performances of the world tour to focus on his mental health and he was scheduled to resume the trek in Toronto, Canada on Sunday after a three-week break.

However, he issued a statement on Wednesday revealing that he is scrapping the remainder of the tour.

"I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break to the pandemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away," the 23-year-old wrote on social media. "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."

The Canadian star went on to assure his fans that he will go back out on the road and make new music once he has taken some "much needed time off".

"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," he continued. "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 all so much for supporting me and sticking by me on this journey."

The news means Shawn only performed seven shows on his Wonder tour before it was cancelled. It was originally due to conclude in August 2023.

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