Canadian celebrities are always loved more by fans back at home because there is a certain pride that comes with being from Canada. Whether it's an actor like Ryan Reynolds, an athlete like Sidney Crosby, or an international pop star like Justin Bieber, we love our fellow Canadians.
While a little newer to the scene, Canadian singer Shawn Mendes is no different. In fact, the 20-year old musician from Pickering, Ontario has played for the Queen of England and recently won Artist of the year at the iHeartRadio’s MMVAs, plus a 2018 JUNO.
The Canadian singer recently spoke to Variety in a new tell-all interview where he revealed some interesting details about his life. Not only did he talk about his most embarrassing moment which had an A-list celebrity in attendance, he also spoke about who he's dating currently.
Mendes rose to fame after posting covers on Vine before he was discovered in 2014. Since then, the musician from Pickering has been skyrocketed to success.
Lucky for him, Mendes was given the opportunity to play at the Quebec City Summer Festival in July when his most embarrassing moment happened. In the middle of his song "Mercy", the singer jumped off a platform and ended up wiping out hard.
LOL yep. Im ok but also that was insane hahahahaha https://t.co/kGBeGAUyQH— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 9, 2018
Mendes told Variety, "I was excited and I didn’t see how high I was jumping from, and Dave Grohl was on the side of the stage, watching." He then called his most-embarrassing moment amazing and that's because Grohl, the frontman of the Foo Fighters and previously drummer from Nirvana, called Mendes a "bad motherf*cker."
“I came to the festival last night, and I watched Shawn Mendes. Let me tell you something... Shawn Mendes is a bad motherf**ker... because he touched the people” — Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters talking about @ShawnMendes the other night. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8cH543GwI8— Shawn Mendes Updates (@MendesCrewInfo) July 10, 2018
Yet sadly, Mendes said that he actually likes it that way! "I’m not currently dating anyone, but it’s not because I don’t have time — I don’t know if I’d be dating anyone if I was home in Pickering, either," he told the publication.
It's always nice to know more about the celebrities you love, especially when you share something like a common birthplace.
No matter what, Shawn Mendes will make your heart swoon through his magical lyrics or handsome good looks. We're just glad we can call him a fellow Canadian!