Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson, who was scheduled to go on tour this month, has postponed the tour over what he describes as mental health concerns.
Wilson released a statement today saying the Pet Sounds and Greatest Hits Live tour has been postponed because he felt “mentally insecure” following recent surgery. The tour had been scheduled to kick off Friday at Lynn Auditorium in Massachusetts.
“It is no secret that I have been living with mental illness for many decades,” Wilson says in the statement. “There were times when it was unbearable but with doctors and medications I have been able to live a wonderful, healthy and productive life with support from my family, friends and fans who have helped me through this journey.”
He adds: “As you may know in the last year or so I’ve had 3 surgeries on my back. The surgeries were successful and i’m physically stronger than i’ve been in a long time.
“However, after my last surgery i started feeling strange and it’s been pretty scary for awhile. I was not feeling like myself. Mentally insecure is how I’d describe it. We’re not sure what is causing it but i do know that it’s not good for me to be on the road right now so I’m heading back to Los Angeles.”
In addition to the Pet Sounds and Greatest Hits tour, Wilson has dates scheduled in August with the Zombies. In today’s announcement he indicated that his June dates are postponed but did not mention the August dates.
You can read his statement in full by clicking here.