Shawn Mendes shows off abs as he takes a dip in Miami enjoying time off to work on mental health

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Shawn Mendes shows off his six-pack as he takes a dip in Miami while taking time off to work on his mental health

By Alesia Stanford For Dailymail.Com

Published: 14:15 EDT, 6 August 2022 | Updated: 14:15 EDT, 6 August 2022

Shawn Mendes showed off his six-pack abs as he took a dip at the beach in Miami Friday. 

The Wonder singer, 23, donned a pair of red swim trunks as he played in the warm waters of South Florida

The Juno award winner slicked his wet hair back away from his face and he walked across the sand. He wore a blue band around his wrist and a pendant around his neck. The Mercy artist also put his tattoos on full display in the afternoon sun. 

Six-pack abs: Shawn Mendes, 23, showed off his six-pack abs while enjoying a dip in the warm waters of Miami

Shawn has been taking a break from life on the road. He cancelled his Wonder: The World tour shortly after it began on June 27, citing mental health reasons. 

He originally postponed the tour for a few weeks on July 8, but ended up calling the whole thing off for the time being July 27.  In a heartfelt note to his millions of fans, the Senorita singer wrote that he was excited to get back to performing live after the pandemic, but 'the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away.'

'After speaking with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I've never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger.'   

Seeing red: The Wonder singer donned a pair of red swim trunks and slicked his wet hair back away from his face 

 The Canadian crooner taught himself to play guitar when he was 14 by watching YouTube tutorials. He later began posting covers on the streaming site, and started seeing success when he released his version of Justin Bieber's As Long As You Love Me on Vine.  In April 2014, he won Ryan Seacrest's Best Cover Song contest and released his first single, Life of the Party in June of that year. 

The There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back singer expressed that he was never particularly fond of spending lengthy periods of time away from his loved ones.

'I've been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it's always been difficult to be on the road away from friends and family,' he said.

Canceled: The Miami trip comes weeks after the Juno award winner canceled his Wonder: World Tour citing the need to work on his mental health 

In 2018, Shawn revealed on The Dan Wootton Interview podcast, that he had been undergoing therapy to deal with anxiety. 

 'I spoke to a therapist a couple of times. Therapy is what works for you - climbing a mountain, listening to music and running on the treadmill, going to dinner with your friends - it's something that distracts you, that helps you heal and so it just depends on what you think therapy is.'

'I made a conscious effort to be more connected to the people in my life. I found I was closing myself off from everybody, thinking that would help me battle it... then realizing the only way I was going to battle it was completely opening up and letting people in.'


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