On Wednesday night, Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was performing an intimate show at The Fillmore in Miami, Florida. The performance kicked off with her singing her latest single, ‘Shameless’, while looking powerful AF in a white full bodysuit.
Now Cabello’s garnered a lot of media attention lately due to her rumoured relationship with Shawn Mendes – it’s still unclear and confusing as hell. Neither singers seem to have confirmed or denied.
In less confusing, and arguably more relevant news, Cabello made a very moving speech to her fans. She paused mid-set at The Fillmore to speak about the importance of mental health.
“I have struggled so much in the past few years with, you know, with anxiety… I feel like this song and this part of the show is so important to me because I’ve had to remind myself lately to be so kind to myself,” Cabello told fans.
The singer clearly struggled to keep her emotions in check while opening up about going through a tough time. She, along with every other celebrity, ought to be encouraged for revealing their humanity in such a graceful and honest way. As seen with Johnathan Van Ness opening up about being HIV positive, initiating important discussions can have a profound impact on audiences.
The singer spoke about her album ‘Romance,’ adding:
“…the funny thing is that all of this journey always just brings me back to myself… that the person you need to fall in love with the most, the person that you need to be the kindest to, the person that you need to be the most patient with, is actually you.”
I’ll confess: I was on public transport when I first heard the speech and at that moment was one more warm-hearted word away from audibly sobbing.
Who would have thought a pop sensation would provide a reality check that literally everyone deserves to hear. Honestly, people usually just go the therapy for this type of top-tier encouragement.
As if the patience line wasn’t enough, she continued:
“…It’s not just a cliché, it’s not just a generic thing to say. The person, the way that you talk to yourself in your head is so, so important…talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend… don’t be mean to yourself because that only makes things worse.”
In the end, Camila Cabello did that thing we so often do as humans – she apologised for being emotional and explains where it all came from:
“…Sometimes just being a human can be a hard f***ing thing, you know?”