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‘It breaks my heart’: Shawn Mendes cancels rest of world tour to prioritise health

Shawn Mendes announced that he has cancelled his remaining world tour in Europe, North America, and the UK to focus on his health.

The 23-year old broke the news to his 69.7million Instagram followers. He said that he wasn’t ready for how difficult touring would become after his long hiatus due to the pandemic.

He said, “After speaking with my team and working alongside an amazing group of health professionals it became more clear that I needed to take the time I have never taken personally to ground me and come back stronger.”

This comes just a few days after Treat You Better singer said he would postpone a number shows to take care of his mental health and himself.

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Mendes had over 80 shows in the USA, UK and Europe.

“We were hopeful that we might be able to pick-up with the rest of these dates after much-needed downtime, but at the moment I have to place my health first,” continued the Grammy-winner.

Mendes said that he would not cancel his tour despite the fact that he had cancelled it. He also thanked his fans who remained loyal to him.

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He said, “I know that you have been waiting so much to see these shows, and it breaks my heart. But I promise I’ll be back as soon I’ve taken time to heal.”

The announcement was met with overwhelming support from fellow musicians and fans. Kehlani responded: “Proud to be you. You deserve rest. Shawn, get well.”

Jay Shetty, author, replied: “Proud that you do what’s best for your well-being. We are here for you.

Mendes was already forced to change his 2022 UK dates to 2023 by COVID-19.

He was scheduled to appear at the O2 London, Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, OVO Hydro, Glasgow, OVO Arena, OVO Hydro, and the Utilita Arena, Sheffield, and 3Arena, Dublin, throughout July and August next year.

It is not clear whether ticketholders will receive refunds for cancellations.

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