Shawn Mendes is once again getting real about his mental health.
As you know, the Stitches singer shocked fans when he out-of-the-blue canceled his world tour amid mental health challenges — and then turned around and surprised everyone again when he debuted a buzz cut earlier this year. He’s also been in the spotlight for rumors he’s dating his 51-year-old chiropractor, and now apparently he’s also been linked to Sabrina Carpenter?? All in all, a lot has been going on since we last heard from the 24-year-old, and he’s finally ready to share what’s been going down.
In an interview with Wall Street Journal that was published Monday, the ex-boyfriend of Camila Cabello said of his bold hairstyle:
“I think everyone should know what they look like with a shaved head. I also was just feeling this urge to just shake myself up a little bit.”
Hey, the right kind of haircut can be life-changing!
Shawn went on and took some time to address his mental health ever since deciding to cancel his tour — and we’re glad to say he’s doing much better! According to the singer, he’s been doing some therapy:
“The process was very difficult. A lot of doing therapy, a lot of trying to understand how I was feeling and what was making me feel that way. And then doing the work to help myself and heal. And also leaning on people in my life to help a little bit. It’s been a lot of work, but I think the last year and a half has been the most eye-opening and growing and beautiful and just healing process of my life.”
He also thanked his fans for being so patient with him while he was struggling and told the outlet:
“I’m also really grateful for all the people that were so accepting and loving and kind and understanding. And it just really made me see how culture is really starting to get to a place where mental health is really becoming a priority.”
But good news to all Mendes Army — looks like the Señorita hitmaker is getting ready to make some new tunes. While mentioning how he gets over some of his singing insecurities by singing in the shower, he added:
“I’m at the point where I’m like, ‘OK, I’m ready to start making some songs,’ which is exciting.”
Oh, and in case you’re wondering how he keeps himself looking as hawt as always, he gave a sneak peek into his morning routine:
“I wake up around 7. I get out of bed, I drink a liter of water and I get in the car to go to a coffee shop. I meet some friends for coffee, and we chat for about an hour and a half … [For breakfast] I’ll make three scrambled eggs and a couple pieces of toast and I’ll make a little avocado egg toast situation.”
Sounds like the perfect relaxing morning!
It’s so wonderful to hear Shawn is healing and in a better state of mind after his much-needed break. Reactions, Perezcious readers?