In typical Leo fashion, Shawn Mendes began his birthday celebrations days in advance by accompanying a friend to Miami. The long weekend preceding his 24th birthday (August 8) consisted primarily of boat rides and beach outings before the singer started the real celebration at LIV Miami, where The Weeknd and Kaytranada were alternating DJ duties. The Weeknd spent the weekend in Florida after completing consecutive After Hours Til Dawn tour performances in Tampa Bay and Miami. In between his own performances of “Starboy,” “Out of Time,” and “Take My Breath Away,” the singer took shots with Mendes in the DJ booth.
Aside from birthday celebrations, this is a welcome break for the “In My Blood” singer, who recently canceled months of tour dates to concentrate on his mental health. Mendes wrote in a statement to his fans, “I began this tour eager to return to performing live after a lengthy hiatus due to the pandemic.” “However, I was not at all prepared for how difficult touring would be following this break.” He added, “I know you’ve all been waiting so long to see these shows, and it breaks my heart to say this, but I promise I’ll be back as soon as I’ve taken the necessary time to heal. I adore you all and I am so grateful for your support and for sticking with me on this journey.