Brian Wilson of 'Beach Boys' Fame Reveals He Delayed His US Tour Due to 'Mental Insecurity'

Gracious Egedegbe
Jun 08, 2019
07:19 A.M.
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Legendary artist and founder of the “Beach Boys”, Brian Wilson has openly expressed his sadness and reasons responsible for canceling his US tour.


Recently, the music icon revealed to the public that his mental health served as a constraint for his availability to perform, and so will have to call the tour off until further notice.


The tour which was earlier slated to hold in June will no longer take place at the scheduled date.

In his note, he acknowledged and appreciated his close relatives and loved ones for the support they showed him over the years. He continued by sharing the state of his physical well being which he termed as “physically stronger” even after going under the knife three times.


He claimed that his third surgery left him in a difficult position mentally, and he was declared unfit for the road, so he intended to go back to Los Angeles. In his words:

“After my last surgery, I started feeling strange, and it’s been pretty scary for a while. I was not feeling like myself. Mentally insecure is how I’d describe it. I do know that it is not good for me to be on the road right now, so I’m heading back to Los Angeles."

He continued with a positive vibe, as he assured his fans that he would soon be present to perform when he is well rested and has recovered fully. He ended his note with “Love & Mercy.”


Consequently, his cousin Mike Love took to his Facebook page to comment on the situation of things. He wrote a heartwarming message and encouraged Brian to stay strong and combat his illness. He wrote:

“Today, I read a message shared by my cousin Brian. My heart is swollen with love, compassion, concern, and a thoughtful, well wishes for a speedy recovery. Brian, you have fought bravely your battle with mental illness, I have no doubts that you will triumph and move gracefully past this speed bump… I am cheering for you."

This is not the first time the “God Only Knows” crooner will be postponing a tour due to his well being. In May he postponed his tour as a result of his back surgery.


The 76-year-old seasoned musician has a history with mental insecurities, and for every time he is faced with the tumultuous condition he manages to get back on track by emerging victorious in his struggle. In the early 1960s, he experienced a nervous breakdown at the peak of the “Beach Boys’” fame.

He became depressed as other members of the group continued with their tour. He turned to drug addiction and abuse as a way to appease himself; he dealt with his abuse for more than three decades.

We hope Brian surmounts this hurdle, as we wish him nothing but “Love and Mercy!”