Shawn Mendes reassures fans that he’s ‘okay’ despite feeling ‘overwhelmed’ ahead of world tour

Three-time Grammy nominee Shawn Mendes has been open about being in therapy for anxiety since 2018, and he just shared an update on his mental health with fans ahead of his world tour.

‘Sometimes I ask myself what it is that I should be doing with my life and what I always hear in return is “to tell the truth, to be the truth,”‘ the 23-year-old pop star – who boasts 149.4M social media followers – tweeted on Tuesday night.

‘I feel like that’s a hard thing to do though. I’m afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me. They might become bored of me. So in those moments of feeling low, I either put on a show or hide. ‘

In his feelings: Three-time Grammy nominee Shawn Mendes has been open about being in therapy for anxiety since 2018, and he just shared an update on his mental health with fans ahead of his world tour (pictured March 27)

Shawn continued: ‘The truth, in current form, is a 23-year-old who constantly feels like he’s either flying or drowning. Maybe that’s just what it is to be in your 20s [I don’t know]or maybe that’s just me. ‘

Mendes admitted that ‘most of the time it’s a struggle’ to not care how other people feel about him.

‘Even with so much success, I still find it hard to feel like I’m not failing; hyper-focused on what I don’t have, forgetting to see all that I do, ‘the Canadian crooner explained.

‘The truth is I’m overwhelmed and overstimulated, LOL. The truth is also that I’m okay. I’m just [trying to] tell and be the truth. I like to think that maybe me saying this might resonate with some people. ‘

The 23-year-old pop star (pictured April 12) tweeted on Tuesday night: 'Sometimes I ask myself what it is that I should be doing with my life and what I always hear in return is

The 23-year-old pop star (pictured April 12) tweeted on Tuesday night: ‘Sometimes I ask myself what it is that I should be doing with my life and what I always hear in return is “to tell the truth, to be the truth. ” I feel like that’s a hard thing to do though ‘

Shawn continued: 'I'm afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me.  They might become bored of me.  So in those moments of feeling low, I either put on a show or hide.  The truth, in current form, is a 23-year-old who constantly feels like he's either flying or drowning.  Maybe that's just what it is to be in your 20s'

Shawn continued: ‘I’m afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me. They might become bored of me. So in those moments of feeling low, I either put on a show or hide. The truth, in current form, is a 23-year-old who constantly feels like he’s either flying or drowning. Maybe that’s just what it is to be in your 20s’

'The truth is I'm overwhelmed and overstimulated': Mendes admitted that 'most of the time it's a struggle' to not care how other people feel about him

‘The truth is I’m overwhelmed and overstimulated’: Mendes admitted that ‘most of the time it’s a struggle’ to not care how other people feel about him

Shawn received several supportive replies from fans, including YouTuber Olivia Ruby who tweeted: ‘I feel this so much. Life is a never ending puzzle to me. Sometimes everything fits into place. Sometimes I can’t figure out where anything goes! But sometimes you just gotta make peace with the pieces. ‘

Insider senior entertainment reporter Olivia Singh thanked Mendes for being ‘candid and open’ and reassured him that his feelings were ‘normal’ and he’s ‘not alone.’

The commiserating worked as the When You’re Gone singer later wrote: ‘And I guess I’m like damn, if I’m feeling this with all of the blessings I have I imagine there must be so many people feeling this and just don’t want them to feel alone!’

Shawn is still adjusting to life on his own after announcing the end of his two-year romance with three-time Grammy nominee Camila Cabello on November 17.

The Canadian crooner received several supportive replies from fans, including YouTuber Olivia Ruby who tweeted: 'Sometimes everything fits into place.  Sometimes I can't figure out where anything goes!  But sometimes you just gotta make peace with the pieces'

The Canadian crooner received several supportive replies from fans, including YouTuber Olivia Ruby who tweeted: ‘Sometimes everything fits into place. Sometimes I can’t figure out where anything goes! But sometimes you just gotta make peace with the pieces’

'Be kind to yourself!'  Insider senior entertainment reporter Olivia Singh thanked Shawn for being 'candid and open' and reassured him that his feelings were 'normal' and he's 'not alone'

‘Be kind to yourself!’ Insider senior entertainment reporter Olivia Singh thanked Shawn for being ‘candid and open’ and reassured him that his feelings were ‘normal’ and he’s ‘not alone’

The commiserating worked as Mendes later wrote: 'And I guess I'm like damn, if I'm feeling this with all of the blessings I have I imagine there must be so many people feeling this and just don't want them to feel alone! '

The commiserating worked as Mendes later wrote: ‘And I guess I’m like damn, if I’m feeling this with all of the blessings I have I imagine there must be so many people feeling this and just don’t want them to feel alone! ‘

'We will continue to be best friends': The When You're Gone singer is still adjusting to life on his own after announcing the end of his two-year romance with three-time Grammy nominee Camila Cabello (R, pictured October 31) on November 17

‘We will continue to be best friends’: The When You’re Gone singer is still adjusting to life on his own after announcing the end of his two-year romance with three-time Grammy nominee Camila Cabello (R, pictured October 31) on November 17

Mendes has known the Cuban-born, Miami-raised 24-year-old since 2014 when they both served as opening acts on Austin Mahone’s tour.

The half-Portuguese heartthrob certainly perked up on Wednesday after The JUNO Awards announced he’d receive their international achievement award during the May 15 ceremony airing on CBC.

‘So honoured to receive the JUNO international achievement award! Thanks you @thejunoawards see you May 15 in Toronto! ‘ Shawn gushed via Instastory.

Past recipients include Canadian superstars like Shania Twain, Drake, and Celine Dion.

'So honoured!'  Shawn certainly perked up on Wednesday after The JUNO Awards announced he’d receive their international achievement award during the May 15 ceremony airing on CBC

‘So honoured!’ Shawn certainly perked up on Wednesday after The JUNO Awards announced he’d receive their international achievement award during the May 15 ceremony airing on CBC

Live!  Mendes is also nominated for fan choice award, artist of the year, pop album of the year, and album of the year at Canada's music awards, which take place at the Budweiser Stage

Live! Mendes is also nominated for fan choice award, artist of the year, pop album of the year, and album of the year at Canada’s music awards, which take place at the Budweiser Stage

Mendes is also nominated for fan choice award, artist of the year, pop album of the year, and album of the year at Canada’s music awards, which take place at the Budweiser Stage.

The I’ll Be Okay star kicks off his two-year, 87-date Wonder: The World Tour on June 27 at Oregon’s Fashion Center in Portland.

Shawn will also make his acting debut as the voice of Lyle in Will Speck and Josh Gordon’s musical comedy Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile – which hits US theaters November 18.

The live-action / animated flick – also starring Javier Bardem and Constance Wu – is based on Bernard Waber’s 1965 children’s book.

Hitting the road in a big way!  The half-Portuguese heartthrob kicks off his two-year, 87-date Wonder: The World Tour on June 27 at Oregon's Fashion Center in Portland

Hitting the road in a big way! The half-Portuguese heartthrob kicks off his two-year, 87-date Wonder: The World Tour on June 27 at Oregon’s Fashion Center in Portland

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