AceShowbiz - Shawn Mendes is reportedly getting help after postponing shows to prioritize his mental health. On Friday, July 8, the "Treat You Better" singer announced that he was putting on hold the next three weeks of stops on his "Wonder" world tour.
On Monday, July 11, a source told PEOPLE the 23-year-old is "getting help." The source added, "Shawn is a very sensitive and caring guy. When he gets frustrated with things around him, he turns inward and suffers. He said he is getting help so that is admirable."
Mendes had previously started the global "Wonder" tour in Portland, Oregon, on June 27 and was due to continue in St Paul, Minnesota, before he postponed the concert series. He announced it on social media by saying, "This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I'm going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice."
Stressing he had been touring "since I was 15," the ex-boyfriend of Camila Cabello admitted he has always found it "difficult to be on the road away from friends and family." He also said as he had "a few years off" touring, he "felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I've hit a breaking point."
Mendes added he had spoken with his "team and health professionals" before realizing he wanted to "take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost." He promised fans he would let them known when there are "more updates."
It came after an Instagram post in December 2021, when the Grammy-nominee said he was struggling with social media. He added, "I'm having a little bit of a hard time with social media at the moment, just kind of my relationship with it, but I have lots of people sending me videos and telling me what's going on."
Mendes, who split with 25-year-old Camila in 2021, first spoke about having anxiety in a 2018 interview. He said the following year the admission was "one of the scariest but most important things I've ever done."