AceShowbiz - Shawn Mendes has reportedly become a cult member while trying to live under the radar. The singer, who has been laying low since canceling his world tour in mid-2022, has allegedly joined The Modern Mystery School.
According to Deuxmoi, fans have done research on the Canadian star's social media activities and put the pieces together. Noting that the 25-year-old seems a little "lost" and "susceptible" now, the gossip blog claimed, "He has been really depressed over the past couple of years. He took a step back from music when his last concert wasn't selling."
The Instagram account further shared fans' finding that Shawn has been associating with people who are part of Mystery School. In a post uploaded on Thursday, November 30, Deuxmoi featured photos of the alleged members of the cult, including Shawn's rumored new girlfriend Charlie Travers.
Social media users have mixed responses to the news. A concerned person said, "Poor guy has been a lil lost since that breakup with miss [Camila Cabello]." Seemingly believing the report, a second user claimed, "It's 100% a cult and if he's being seen with these people regularly it's very likely he’s involved."
Taking the news seriously, another fan wrote, "Love Shawn Mendes. He does appear to be super vulnerable right now. Hopefully he finds his way because his fans miss him. He seems to be such a positive light. Hoping his family brings him back. His talents are a gift to the world. I hope he sees that he doesn't need to be part of groups like this. Because he is enough just as he is. Hoping his family supports him and he is able to find his way soon."
"I need a Netflix documentary on this," another demanded. A fifth begged to differ about the community, saying, "Sorry but Modern Mystery School has classes on meditation, intuition and spiritual growth, Kabbalah. That's not a cult."
Someone else balked at the notion that Shawn was struggling to sell tickets to his canceled concert. "wasn't selling? lmao he cancelled his concert for his mental health because he was depressed and couldn't do the rest of the shows, why do yall make up s**t out of literal thin air," the said person clapped back.
In June 2022, Shawn announced that he canceled the remaining shows of his "Wonder: The World Tour" after having performed seven shows. He explained that he made the decision to focus on his mental health.
"After speaking with my team and working with an incredible group of health professionals, it has become more clear that I need to take the time I've never taken personally, to ground myself and come back stronger," the "Senorita" singer said in a statement at the time.
"This doesn't mean I won't be making new music, and I can't wait to see you on tour in the future," he added, before assuring, "I promise I will be back as soon as I've taken the right time to heal."
Although he has not fully returned to work, Shawn made a surprise appearance at Ed Sheeran's concert back in June of this year. The Canadian crooner joined the British singer/songwriter to deliver the latter's 2011 hit single "Lego House" on stage.