Oh no, what is going on with Shawn Mendes and his face? That was the question on everyone's mind when the "In My Blood" singer took to his Instagram story to show his fans that his rather pretty face was all scratched and cut up. The poor guy got injured, and it looks like it most definitely hurts!
And now, the 20-year-old star is explaining just what happened to him. Speaking to E! News, Shawn was in good spirits telling the story about how he had a minor accident while riding a scooter in Nashville.
"I fell off of a scooter, very hardcore," he said with a laugh. "My and my friend were riding these silly electric scooters around the city. I wasn't even going that fast actually. I was just going a little bit slow and I turned around and something happened. And I said, 'I dont want to break a wrist so I put my face into the ground. But it's okay because I can still play guitar and still sing and that's what matters."
Umm okay Shawn, going face first into the ground sounds terrifying! The fact that he's willing to bust up his face but not his hands and wrists since he needs those to play music proves that Shawn is truly a dedicated musician. Before he shared the full story of what went down, the Canadian cutie had his fans seriously worried since he simply just posted two boomerangs on his IG, displaying the damage, with no other major details. In the first video, Shawn was seen drinking from a mug and he wrote, "Fell off a bird. Lol," over the shot. You can see he has a scrape right under his eye and near the corner of his mouth.
He gave fans an even closer look at the damage in the second snap he shared.
Shawn overall seems to be in good spirits about it all though, poking a bit of fun at himself. At first, just saying he fell off a "bird" left everyone super confused and worried. Was he riding an actual bird? How did this all happen? But taking a minute to read between the lines and now we have the confirmation from Shawn himself, the bird he is referring to is an electric scooter. Poor Shawn seems to always find a way to end up tripping and falling lately, like he did on stage not too long before this scooter incident.
He's doing just fine though and let's just hope this injury doesn't leave any permanent marks. He already has a scar on his cheek he's had since he was a kid that the singer got from trying to shave his face when he was super little. So now he's really going for the rough and tumble look, it seems! We're wishing Shawn a speedy recovery and glad his accident wasn't too serious. His face is some precious cargo, after all...