Shawn Mendes was supposed to be touring internationally this summer, but unfortunately for the Mendes Army, the pop star just canceled his Toronto shows and the rest of his tour.
Announced on his social media, Mendes wrote a statement explaining his decision that he was not ready to return to the tour after some time due to the past few years.
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 27, 2022
“I started this tour excited to finally be able to play live again after a long hiatus due to the pandemic, but the reality is I wasn’t prepared at all for how difficult touring was going to be after this time,” the statement said.
Shawn goes on to explain that he has had to cancel tour dates in North America, the UK and Europe to take some time off to take care of his health.
“I know you’ve all been waiting so long to see these shows and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but I promise I’ll be back once I’ve taken the proper time to to heal.”
Fans were quick to express their love for the singer across social media.
Sometimes we are not always ready and we always need time to ourselves so I hope you can heal yourself and I will always be there for you, you are one of the most important people in my life and I love you very much, me ‘ I’m sorry for all of that
— andi | ltwt 28🕊️ VAI VER O JÃO (@LOVJMARAIS) July 27, 2022
Many have written that they are here to love and support him no matter what.
Take care, we are waiting for your return. We love you Shawn, don’t forget it.
— Izucha (@puretinita) July 27, 2022
Most fans hope he takes care of himself.
I’m sorry but we understand! take care we love you🤍
— Rosie🎗 (@rose_lav43) July 27, 2022
People have been telling Mendes to take whatever time he needs.
Take all the time you need, we love you and we will always be there ❤️❤️❤️
— Izumi de la Peña (@IzumiPena) July 27, 2022
Some have even commented that his health comes first.
we all love you so much Shawn!! Take care, your health comes first 🤍 We will always be there when you are ready to be back
— jeanie (@hslotdaylight) July 27, 2022
One fan even commented on his own lyrics from his song A Little Too Much.
sometimes it all gets a bit too much
but you must realize that the fog will soon lift
and you don’t have to be afraid
because we are all the same
and we know that sometimes it gets a little too much
— nobility || I SAW HARRY AND LOUIS (@xlouisxsun) July 27, 2022
While most of the comments are outbursts of love, some fans have asked questions about other upcoming shows.
A fan asked if tickets for this tour are valid for the next tour.
I hope the tickets remain valid for the next tour
— Pink 🦋 (@S_hawn98) July 27, 2022
Someone else asked if this will affect next year’s European shows.
does that mean the europe 2023 shows?
— becca🌸 (@morphbecs) July 27, 2022
This news may be disturbing, but big props go to Shawn for putting his own health first.
Shawn Mendes was scheduled to play at Scotiabank Arena on July 31 and August 2 and be on his Wonder: The World Tour for a full year through August 2023.