Fans Fear for Shawn Mendes’ Safety After Deadly Mexico Earthquake
At least 225 people are dead after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico yesterday. The center of the quake was located about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, where 94 of those deaths occurred. Shawn Mendes arrived in Mexico’s capital just hours before the catastrophic earthquake happened. He was set to perform a concert at the National Auditorium today.
Fans knew that the 19-year-old was in MC at the time of the quake, so they were extremely concerned for his safety after they didn’t hear from him right away.
hey @ShawnMendes can u tweet something so that I know you're ok in Mexico City
— daniela elizondo (@sassbydaniela) September 19, 2017
@ShawnMendes please tweet us if you're fine and safe , it will reassure fans
— Shawn Mendes Updates (@ShawnM_Updates) September 19, 2017
Hope @ShawnMendes and his crew are somewhere safe! There was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico Take care!
— ILLUMINATE (@meetshawninita) September 19, 2017
@ShawnMendes please let us know as soon as possible if you guys are safe, heard there was an earthquake in Mexico
— frances (@holdinmeroses) September 19, 2017
@ShawnMendes I hope you and the guys are okay. i just heard an earthquake hit Mexico. Please be safe.
— jeniffer | Shawn (@shawnleftamark) September 19, 2017
Fortunately, the “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” singer and his Illuminate World Tour crew were not injured in the natural disaster. He let fans know that he was okay by tweeting his condolences to everyone affected.
So sorry about what has happened in Mexico City. Hope everyone is okay x
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 19, 2017
The teenager was allegedly spotted buying first-aid kits in a Mexico City Walmart following the earthquake.
Shawn later announced that the safest thing to do would, unfortunately, be to cancel his planned Mexico City concert.
“I promise I will be back,” he said in the message.
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 20, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this catastrophe.