Men­des: ‘You should never be afraid to en­joy mu­sic’

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

PARIS — Days af­ter the deadly bomb­ing of an Ari­ana Grande con­cert in Eng­land, Shawn Men­des says fans should “never be afraid to en­joy mu­sic.” Fan video shows the 18-year-old Cana­dian pop singer de­liv­er­ing that mes­sage Wed­nes­day night at his show in Paris, where nearly 90 peo­ple were killed dur­ing an at­tack at an Ea­gles of Death Metal con­cert in 2015.

Af­ter men­tion­ing Mon­day’s at­tack at the Grande con­cert, Men­des called mu­sic “one of the very rare things in life that can bring peo­ple to­gether in a way that words can­not de­scribe, but we can only feel.” He said fans “should never be afraid to live life to the fullest.”

A sui­cide bomber killed 22 peo­ple dur­ing the at­tack out­side the arena in Manch­ester, Eng­land, just af­ter Grande’s show ended.

JOR­DAN STRAUSS, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Shawn Men­des

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