Sam Fender, who previously acknowledged being “burnt out” from touring, has canceled some upcoming performances and declared he is “taking some time off the road” to take care of his mental health. The Newcastle-born singer-songwriter, who is 28 years old, made the news via Instagram and claimed it would be “totally hypocritical” of him to promote conversation about the subject without taking care of his mental health.
He apologized to his fans and announced that he was postponing his planned headline performances in the US, his attendance at the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas and his dates with Florence and the Machine. He said, “My friends and coworkers have been concerned about me for a while.
Numerous other musicians quickly offered their support in the form of messages. Fontaines DC, an Irish post-punk band, said: “Good man,” and Gwyneth Paltrow said: “This is amazing. I adore you. Take care of yourself. “I’ve neglected myself for more than a year now, and I haven’t dealt with things that have had a significant impact on me,” Fender admitted.
“Doing this work on yourself while traveling is impossible, and pretending to be happy and healthy for the sake of business is tiring. For some time now, my friends and coworkers have been concerned about me, and things won’t get better unless I take the time to do so. The statement occurred shortly after Fender made the “childhood dream come true” announcement of a homecoming concert at Newcastle United’s stadium, St. James’s Park, on June 9, 2023.
In June, Fender performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. He was shortlisted for the Mercury prize in 2022 and won the Ivor Novello award for best song a month earlier for the title track from his album Seventeen Going Under.