Shawn Mendes cancels Mohegan Sun show and tour due to mental health

“When You’re Gone” singer Shawn Mendes announced on social media July 27 that he has canceled the remainder the “Wonder World Tour” shows, including his already-postponed date at Mohegan Sun.

The news comes after Mendes announced on July 8 that he was postponing shows to focus on his mental health, one of which was his show at the casino on July 29.

"As you guys know, I had to postpone the past few weeks of shows since I wasn't totally prepared for the toll that being back on the road would take on me," he said on social media post. "I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break due to the pandemic, but the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away."

The decision to cancel the tour came after speaking with his team and a group of health professionals. He said it became clear to him to take more time to "ground" himself and come back "stronger than ever."

He made sure to reassure fans that this does not mean he will stop making music and thanked fans for their support and "sticking by me on this journey."

"I know you all have been waiting so long to see these shows, and it breaks my heart to tell you this but I promise I will be back as soon as I've taken the right time to heal."

In his July post, the pop star said he has been touring since he was 15 and said it has always been difficult for him to be away from friends and family.

The “Wonder Tour” started off in Portland, Ore., on June 27 until Oct. 26 in Newark, N.J. and was set to tour in Europe in 2023. Ticket holders affected by the canceled tour dates will be emailed with more information.