World tour cancelled by Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes shocked fans Wednesday morning by canceling the remainder of his world tour

I had to postpone the past few weeks' shows since I wasn't completely prepared for the toll being back on the road would take," Mendes wrote on Instagram

It was great to be back on tour after a long break caused by the pandemic, but I wasn't prepared for how difficult touring would be after this break."

In making his decision, the 23-year-old worked with "an incredible group of health professionals."

It has become clearer to me that I need to take the time I've never taken personally, to ground myself and return stronger

Unfortunately, I have to cancel the remaining North American and UK/European tour dates

While we were hopeful that I could resume the rest of the dates after some much-needed time off, I must put my health first at this time

In the future, I'm looking forward to seeing you on tour, and I'm looking forward to making new music