Shawn Mendes has opened up about his struggles in the wake of his split from Camila Cabello last fall.
The Canadian singer-songwriter, 23, took to Instagram on Friday with a clip in which he talked about his feelings in the wake of the end of a relationship of two years or more.
A lot of things that are also like, resonate in the lyric to me like, oh, damn, you know, you don’t realize, like, when you’re in love, breaking up with someone, like thinking it’s the right thing to do, you don’t realize all Those things that come next,” Mendes said.
The Latest: Shawn Mendes, 23, has opened up about his struggles in the wake of his split from Camila Cabello, 25, last fall in a new Instagram clip released Friday
The monster singer continued: ‘Like, who do I call when I’m impressed, in a panic attack? Who do I call when I love, on the edge?
“I think that’s the fact that he kind of hit me with – it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m alone now. “Now I finally feel, like I’m actually on my own, and I hate it. That’s my reality, you know?”
An insider close to Capello, 25, said e! News Last November, it was Mendes who “initiated the conversation” about the breakup with Capello, who was “very upset about the split” but “agreed” with Mendes that it was time.
“The relationship was old and relaxed and they decided they were better off being friends,” the outlet insider said.
The Canadian singer-songwriter took to the social networking site with an opening clip about his feelings following the end of a relationship of two years or more.
He said of the breakup, “You like to think it’s the right thing to do, you don’t realize all this *** that comes after”
Last December, Mendes released a song titled You’ll Be Alright, which some fans thought might be related to the breakup. Lyrics to the song include, “We don’t have to stay / I’ll love you either way / It’ll be alright.”
The Summer of Love artist later took to Instagram with words of gratitude to fans for their support of the song.
“I hope it’s because there is some truth in the song and there is sincerity in it,” Mendes said. “And I’m so proud of this song and so grateful that you guys connect with it and so grateful that…people are enjoying it.”
Cabello released a single, Bam Bam last month, in collaboration with Ed Sheeran. Some fans have speculated that the song was her artistic response to the split, as the lyrics included, “We were kids in the beginning, I guess we’re adults now,” and “You said you hated the ocean but surfed ‘currently.'”
In the emotional clip, he said, “I think that’s the truth that kind of shocked me — it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m alone now'”
Last December, Mendes released a song titled You’ll Be Alright, which some fans thought might be related to the breakup
The ex-couple was captured performing together in New York City last September
Mendes had previously said in his 2020 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – while discussing a boat ride with Capello and her friends – that his “biggest fear is the deep water”.
After announcing the split in November, the vocalist posted pictures of himself browsing on Instagram.
Cabello made it clear earlier this month that she doesn’t have hard feelings for Mendes while talking to Zane Lowe Apple Music 1.
“I love Sean and I feel like there is literally nothing but love for him,” she said. And this song is mostly like, “Okay, how do I make a song that shows the cycles of love and life and gives people…” Whatever is going on in your life… I hope this makes you be like, “That’s how it is now, but things always are.” Take crazy curves.”