British Singer Arlo Parks Cancels US Dates Saying ‘I’m Broken’ | Arlo Parks

Singer Arlo ParksMercury Prize and Brit Awards winner, canceled a series of concerts, saying her mental health had “deteriorated to the point of debilitating”.

Parks announced on social media that she had decided to scrap some of her US tour dates and return to London for a period of rest and recovery.

It comes days after fellow UK award-winner Sam Fender also canceled a series of upcoming shows to take care of his mental health after feeling “exhausted”.

Parks’ profile has grown exponentially since the release of his debut EP, Super Sad Generation, in April 2019.

Last year was the 22-year-old singer’s breakout year, during which she released a critically acclaimed debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, and won both the Mercury Prize and the for Best New Artist to Brits.

She also embarked on an international tour, opening bands such as Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.

Speaking to his fans, Parks wrote: “I’ve been on the road on and off for the past 18 months, taking every free second in between and working to the bone.

“People around me started to worry but I was eager to deliver and I was afraid of disappointing my fans and myself. I pushed myself in an unhealthy way, further and harder than I should have.

Announcing the cancellation of several upcoming shows, she added, “I don’t take decisions like this lightly but I’m broken and really need to get out there and go home and take care of myself.

“I will do my best to catch up with you – for now you can get refunds at your point of purchase.

“I’m forever grateful to everyone who continues to show up for me, what a dream to have fans like you guys – I’ll be back – love AP.”

She said she plans to resume her tour at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on September 26.

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