shawn mendes he has been “doing therapy” and hanging out with his loved ones.
The 23-year-old singer announced last week that he was postponing his world tour to focus on his mental health after reaching “breaking point” and that he is trying to “take it easy” during his break while enjoying the opportunities he hasn’t. I have. hug in recent years.
When asked by TMZ how he’s been spending his time, he said, “I’m taking a lot of time doing therapy, taking it easy, spending time with family that I haven’t been able to.
“I think for me it’s just about spending time doing things that I haven’t really done in the last couple of years, having dinner with friends and stuff.”
The ‘Stitches’ hitmaker previously explained that he finds it “difficult” to be on tour, so he needed to take some time off.
He wrote on Instagram last week: “It breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I will have to postpone the next three weeks of shows in Uncasville, CT until further notice.
“I’ve been on tour since I was 15 years old and to be honest it’s always been hard being on the road away from friends and family.
“After a few years off the road I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the road toll and pressure caught up with me and I reached a breaking point.
“After speaking with my team and healthcare professionals, I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health first and foremost.”
“As soon as there are more updates, I promise I’ll let you know. Love you guys.”
In April, Shawn shared his struggles in an open letter to fans, where he admitted that he struggled to be himself in the public eye.
He wrote: “Sometimes I wonder what it is and what I should be doing with my life and what I always hear in response is ‘tell the truth, be the truth.’ However, I feel that this is a difficult thing to do. I am afraid that if people know and see the truth, they will think less of me. They might get bored of me. So in those moments of discouragement, I put on a show or I hide.
“The truth is that even with so much success, I still have a hard time feeling that I am not failing. Hyperfocused on what I don’t have, forgetting to see everything I do. The truth is that I am overwhelmed and overstimulated hahaha. The truth is I’m fine too. I just try to tell and be the truth. I like to think that maybe me saying this might resonate with some people.”