Shawn Mendes opens up about his anxiety battle
Our little angle child Shawn Mendes is currently on his world tour. He no stranger to performing on stage and apparently it doesn't get easier the more you do it.
In fact, Shawn gets so nervous for his live shows he has needed medication to calm him for over year – but at a recent concert on April 6 the heartthrob revealed he was without the medicine for the first time in months.
"As a performer you get very nervous, sometimes you freak out and things can become a lot for you. And there’s medicine and things you can do to help and I meditate and I do a lot of things."
“There’s a medicine called beta blockers and basically it’s a very calm medicine, but what it does is it slows your heart rate down so you can be less stressed out and calm down and breathe, but nevertheless it’s medicine and I want you guys to know that for the last year I’ve been taking the medicine that’s been slowing down my heart rate so that I can be calm on stage.”
To huge cheers from proud fans, Shawn continued: “I want you guys to know because I think it’s important you know it’s my very first day back without that medicine.”
“If you get nervous it means you care and I care about nothing more in the world than you guys, so that’s why my hands shake.”
Then he asked for the thousands of people there for help for singing his next song which he shakily began. Goodness we all just love Shawn <3