Brian Wilson has shared that he is postponing all June tour dates citing feeling “mentally insecure.”
Wilson released the following statement via his official website:
It is with great regret that I need to postpone my upcoming June tour.
It is no secret that I have been living with mental illness for many decades. 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.
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.
I had every intention to do these shows and was excited to get back to performing. I’ve been in the studio recording and rehearsing with my band and have been feeling better. But then it crept back and I’ve been struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean and I don’t know why. Its something I’ve never dealt with before and we can’t quite figure it out just yet.
I’m going to rest, recover and work with my doctors on this.
I’m looking forward to my recovery and seeing everyone later in the year.
The music and my fans keep me going and I know this will be something I can AGAIN overcome.
Love & Mercy,
Wilson’s next round of tour dates is currently slated to kick off in August. Last month, Wilson and The Zombies announced a round of fall North American tour dates dubbed “Something Great from ’68,” where each act’s set would focus on their respective catalogs from 1968. So far, those dates will be going on as scheduled.
We send our sincere well-wishes to Brian Wilson and applaud him for being so open regarding his mental health.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.