Celebs Who Prioritized Mental Health Over Their Careers

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Being among the top few in your profession comes with its own set of challenges. Over the years, many celebrities across sports, showbiz and other industries have opened up about their mental health struggles and, at times, even prioritised it over their careers. Here's a look at some of them.

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Shawn Mendes On July 28, 2022, Mendes posted on his Instagram that he had cancelled his world tour owing to his mental health struggles. He wrote that he needed to heal and was taking some time off.

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Sam Fender After a year of neglecting his mental health, Fender decided to cancel his live shows in September 2022. He wants to take time to get better

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Jonah Hill American actor Hill decided to take a step back from film promotions to protect his mental health. He shared this in a public letter.

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Naomi Osaka Osaka withdrew from the French Open in 2021 after she was fined when she didn’t attend a press conference. She wrote on Instagram that she had been suffering from bouts of depression and needed time off.

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Simone Biles In 2021, Biles quit the Tokyo Olympics because she was hit by twisties, a mental condition where a gymnast loses their sense of direction while in the air.

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Kanye West In 2016, during West's St Pablo tour, he had so many mental breakdowns that he had to check himself into a rehab in LA. He even sued the event company for $10 million.

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Justin Bieber In 2017, Bieber cancelled the last leg of his world tour by announcing that he felt drained and overwhelmed by all the expectations from him and wanted a break.

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Selena Gomez In 2015, Gomez spoke about fighting lupus, a condition that can impair mental & emotional health. Then in 2016, she called off her Revival tour due to increased panic attacks and battling depression.