Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Feeling ‘Like A Failure’ In Message To Fans

Shawn Mendes admitted that “it’s hard to feel like I’m not failing” in a message to fans Tuesday (April 19).

In a note posted to Twitter he said, “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 20’s idk, or maybe that’s just me.” 

He continued, “The truth is even with so much success, I still find it hard to feel like I’m not failing. Hyper focused on what I dn’t have, forgetting to see all that I do. The truth is I’m overwhelmed and overstimulated.”

The singer followed up in a separate tweet to assure fans that he’s doing fine.  He wrote, “I’m honestly so okay! I just wanna communicate with you guys in a real honest way. So I just typed a big old note out for you lol

“and I guess I’m like damn, if I’m feeling this with all of the blessings I have, I imagine there must be som many people feeling this and just don’t want them to feel alone !!”