Los Angeles – Singer Shawn Mendes says he had anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“That stillness brought a lot of anxiety to the surface that I had to work through and on the other side of that was a really reflective period for me where I could be like, `Oh this is what I`ve been doing`,” Mendes told Apple Music`s Zane Lowe, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The singer added: “This is crazy. This is what I can do. This is art. This is bigger than me. It was the first time I had the chance to even think about someone more than me. It was the first time I had enough space in my heart and my head that wasn`t so consumed about how many people were caring about what I was doing.”
Shawn Mendes said that it was the first time he was quiet. “I was able to be like, `What is happening in this world and how do I feel about it and what can I do and where does this go from here?` That was the best gift I think I`ve ever, ever been given in my whole life.” Shawn Mendes added that “the isolation and the quarantine” was “terrifying and really hard”, with people around the world suffering during the pandemic.