Fans support Shawn Mendes for canceling tour dates due to mental health issues
Shawn Mendes, a Canadian singing sensation, postponed the rest of his Wonder world tour for three weeks on July 8 to focus on his mental health. On July 27, Mendes announced the cancellation on his social media accounts.
What was the ‘Wonder’ world tour about?
The Wonderworld tour was organized by Shawn Mendes to promote his most recent album, which was released in late 2020. The ongoing pandemic at the time forced the 23-year-old to cancel his tour. Shawn Mendes had planned to kick off the tour in 2022 on July 9 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and continue it through August of that year, however the plans were scrapped.
Why did Shawn Mendes have to cancel the tour?
Numerous fans supported Mendes’ decision to cancel the tour altogether after hearing his brief explanation of why he had to. Many of his fans supported the cancellation and advised him to “take as much time” as necessary to recover. However, some local (in the US) and overseas fans were dissatisfied with the cancellations of hotel reservations, transportation costs, and other expenses. Shawn Mendes recently admitted on social media that he wasn’t ready to deal with the stress of going back on tour.
He said, “I was looking forward to resuming live performances after a long hiatus caused by the pandemic. When I embarked on this tour. But the truth is that I was not at all prepared for how difficult it would be to travel after this absence. It has become more obvious that I need to take time that I never took personally. To ground myself and come back stronger after talking more with my team. And working with an incredible collection of health specialists.”
Most people supported Shawn Mendes’ decision
While most people agreed with Shawn Mendes’ choice, some were concerned about his decision to return the ticket money. Many of his fans who flew in to see his performances may not be adequately reimbursed for their accommodation and travel expenses.
Putting your health as a priority (even when it’s hard) gives others the ability to put your health first with less stigma. That’s a good thing.
—Jenny Lawson (@TheBloggess) July 27, 2022