Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Canceling His World Tour to Focus on Mental Health
In case you forgot (doubtful!), last summer Shawn Mendes canceled the remainder of his Wonder World Tour to focus on his mental health. At the time, he released a pretty lengthy statement, saying, in part, “After speaking more with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I’ve never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger. I unfortunately have to cancel the rest of the tour dates in North America, and the UK/Europe.”
Now, Shawn's opening up about how he's spent this past year, telling WSJ Magazine (via Entertainment Tonight), "The process was very difficult. A lot of doing therapy, a lot of trying to understand how I was feeling and what was making me feel that way. And then doing the work to help myself and heal. And also leaning on people in my life to help a little bit."
He added, "It’s been a lot of work, but I think the last year and a half has been the most eye-opening and growing and beautiful and just healing process of my life. I’m also really grateful for all the people that were so accepting and loving and kind and understanding. And it just really made me see how culture is really starting to get to a place where mental health is really becoming a priority."
Oh, and for everyone desperate for some new Shawn Mendes music: It's coming. As he put it to WSJ, "I’m at the point where I’m like, 'OK, I’m ready to start making some songs.' Which is exciting."
CAN'T WAIT FOR SHAWN'S NEW ERA AND YES ALL-CAPS ARE NEEDED TO EXPRESS THAT, THX FOR CHECKING!
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