Before Mendes launched into "Where Were You in the Morning," the 20-year-old tried to take off his shirt. But despite the screams of encouragement from the tweens in the audience, the singer seriously struggled with removing his top layer.
Naturally, Twitter noticed and has been having a field day with the adorably awkward moment. Even Mendes himself admitted that "it was IMPOSSIBLE to take off!"
Watch the performance and check out some of the best reactions to the wardrobe mishap below.
LOOL it was IMPOSSIBLE to take off! https://t.co/N8uKi7cJ9k— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 6, 2018
Looooooool coz you're so hench now— ANNE♥MARIE (@AnneMarie) September 7, 2018
this is ONLY 20 seconds of it pic.twitter.com/vMYdSty20c— ✩ tricia misses 5sos&shawn | 4 ✩ (@Nialls_Mendes) September 6, 2018
It took @ShawnMendes 17 seconds to take off his shirt. I counted.— kay💕 (@aiwiHaz) September 7, 2018
Yes! That is notably.— 🌈LES🌹🇦🇷 (@understandshwan) September 6, 2018
Shawn Mendes 0-1 Clothes LOL pic.twitter.com/pRGn7kM5Ta
@ShawnMendes struggling to take off that khaki shirt in the heat is the most relatable thing I've seen this week...— shopaholicsharika (@sharika_jain) September 6, 2018
Me taking off a sports bra... Shawn Mendes struggling to take his shirt off on stage took a relatable turn 😂 https://t.co/jPpuTIPZEl— Kim (@Kimberley818) September 7, 2018
*takes a knee to get better leverage, audience gives a standing ovation*— #&%@ (@Lifeisamitch) September 7, 2018
SHAWN: Oh! No! I was just try-
Nike. Just Try.
(Billboard of Shawn kneeling on NFL logo trapped in his own shirt, but a symbol for all)
His arms are so strong now he can't even take the shirt off lol 😍— natalia ナタリア (@shawnspopcorn) September 7, 2018