Brian Wilson released a statement Thursday morning postponing his tour, citing a sense of feeling “mentally insecure.”
In a letter released from the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, where he was to appear in concert Saturday, Wilson wrote: “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.”
However, Wilson said that following his third back 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.”
While Wilson hopes to reschedule some of his tour dates, Capitol Center officials said the Concord show is being canceled.
“The box office will be issuing refunds,” said Lynne Sabean, marketing manager for the venue.
“Ticketholders can contact the box office at 225-1111 with any questions.”
Wilson said he had been feeling well until recently.
“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,” Wilson said. “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. It’s something I’ve never dealt with before, and we can’t quite figure it out just yet.”
Wilson said he plans to “rest, recover and work with my doctors on this. The music and my fans keep me going, and I know this will be something I can AGAIN overcome.”