All’inizio di luglio, Shawn Mendes ha annunciato che doveva prendersi una pausa dal tour per concentrarsi sulla sua salute mentale (tramite USA Today). In un post su Instagram cancellato da allora, Mendes ha rivelato che era difficile stare lontano dai suoi cari e che la pressione che derivava dal tour era diventata troppo opprimente. Doveva riprendere il suo tour a Toronto il 31 luglio, ma pochi giorni prima dello spettacolo, il “Mendes Army” ha ricevuto alcune tristi notizie.
While the majority of the singer's fans were understanding, others became angry about refunds and travel expenses that they would not be able to get back. Some fans were also shocked to see how much Mendes has been traveling and partying since the tour cancellation. However, despite the backlash, Mendes appears to be enjoying this time off.
Shawn Mendes is focusing on himself after cancelling his tour
Shawn Mendes has been spotted in both California and Miami, Florida, following his tour cancellation announcement. Recently, he celebrated his 24th birthday in Miami and was even spotted partying at LIV nightclub with The Weeknd, per People. In photos obtained by Page Six, he was also seen spending time with friends at the beach during his time in Florida. Mendes noted that being away from his family and friends had been difficult for him while he was on the road, but he appears to be making up for the lost time.
While leaving LAX on Aug. 9, he told a TMZ reporter, "I'm taking a lot of time just doing therapy. Just taking it easy, man, spending time with family." Mendes revealed that he's using the break from touring to do things he hasn't been able to do over the past few years like "just having dinners with friends and stuff."
Mendes also finally answered about what he has to say to fans concerned about refunds and travel expenses. He responded to the question optimistically and said, "I think we can figure it out. I mean everything is kind of workable." And although canceling a tour is never easy for an artist or their fans, Mendes appears to be focusing on what's most important for him right now — his health.