“I’m taking a lot of time just, like, doing therapy,” the Canadian crooner said while waiting for his car at LAX. “Yeah, just taking it easy man. I think, like, spending time with family that I haven’t been able to … Yeah, I think for me it’s just about spending time doing things I haven’t really done over the last few years and just, like, you know, having dinners with friends and stuff.”
Mendes initially postponed three weeks of shows on his Wonder: The World Tour citing a need to work on his mental health. “After a few years off the road, I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point,” he said at the time.
However, after that break, he ended up canceling the trek in its entirety out of a need to “ground [himself] and come back stronger … after some much-needed time off.”
In the wake of that decision, Mendes rang in his 24th birthday by jetting off to Miami, where he hit the beach and made a surprise appearance during The Weeknd‘s DJ set at LIV nightclub on Saturday (Aug. 6).
Watch Mendes’ impromptu interview with TMZ at LAX below.