Shawn Mendes recently opened up in a vulnerable letter to his fans via social media.
The singer posted the letter to Twitter, revealing that he has spent a lot of time contemplating what he should do with his life. Mendes explained that when he is conflicted, he is always guided by one phrase:
"To tell the truth, to be the truth."
However, as well all know, that can be a lot easier said than done.
"I feel like that's a hard thing to do though," Mendes continued. "I'm afraid that if people know and see the truth they might think less of me. They might become bored of me."
"In those moments of low," Mendes said he'll "either put on a show or hide."
The "Wonder" singer, who recently split from his girlfriend of 2 years, Latina pop singer Camila Cabello, is attempting to be more honest and vulnerable with his fans.
"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 20's idk, or maybe that's just me."
Mendes explained that while he wants to, "show up in the world as my 100% true honest unique self and not care what anyone thinks," he also acknowledges that this isn't always the norm.
"Most of the time it's a struggle tho," Mendes wrote. "That's the truth."
The Grammy-nominated artist also expressed that he has a hard time accepting his success.
"The truth is even with so much success I still find it hard to feel like I'm not failing," he continued. "Hyper focused on what I don't have, forgetting to see all that I do. The truth is I'm overwhelmed and overstimulated lol."
Mendes followed up the note with another tweet re-emphasizing that he really is "so okay!"
Shawn then explained his desire to help fans who might feel alone,
"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!!"
Mendes' millions of fans immediately responded showing their love and support for the singer.
One fan wrote,
"I really appreciate you being so honest and open about what you’re feeling. It’s really admirable and it does resonate and it does help us to feel like we’re not alone. Did I mention we all love you SO MUCH."
Another fan wrote,
"We love you. You are enough. Don’t forget that."
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