AceShowbiz - Shawn Mendes has disappointing news for his fans. The "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" announced on Friday, July 8 that he has decided to postpone upcoming shows for his "Wonder" world tour to focus on his mental health.
The 23-year-old shared the announcement via Twitter and Instagram. In a lengthy statement, he penned, "This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I'm going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice."
"I've been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it's always been difficult to be on the road away from friends and family," the Canadian heartthrob added. "After a few years off the road, I was ready to dive back in, but the decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I've hit a breaking point."
Shawn went on to note that he has spoken with his "team and health professionals," and as a result, he decided to "take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost." He then concluded his message, "As soon as there are more updates I promise I will let you know love you guys."
Shawn kicked off his "Wonder: The World Tour" in Portland, Oregon, on June 27 in support of his December album, "Wonder". He is set to conclude the outing on August 1 2023 in Dublin, Ireland.
Shawn has never shied away from being vulnerable with his fans. In April, he opened up about his fear to "tell the truth" by writing, "Sometimes I ask my self what it is that I should be doing with my life and what I always hear in return is 'to tell the truth, to be the truth.' I feel like that's a hard thing to do though."
"I'm afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me. They might become bored of me," the ex-boyfriend of Camilla Cabelo continued. "So in those moments of feeling low I either put on a show or hide. About constantly feeling 'either flying or drowning.' The truth is I really do wanna show up in the world as my 100% true honest unique self and not care what anyone thinks, sometimes I do!!"
The post has prompted fans to assume that it was his coming out statement. "we already knew but i'm happy for you," one person responded with a rainbow emoji and colorful hearts which can be used to represent the LGBTQ+ community. "So he's saying he's gay, right?" another speculated. Shawn himself has yet to publicly address his sexuality.