Every scar tells a story, and if you're a dedicated Shawn Mendes fan, you have likely wondered the history behind the faint line on the singer's lower abdomen. Well, you are about to get one step closer to understanding the mystery, because Shawn has officially spoken out about the cut.
One fan boldly took to Twitter to ask the question we have all wondered after hours of staring at Shawn's shirtless Instagram snaps – how did he get the scar on his stomach, and how long has it been there?
Shawn replied that he actually had his appendix removed when he was a kid, and he is now left with a scar so barely-there, he can't believe anyone has spotted it. "Good catch!" he tweeted the fan.
The lower right ab placement of his scar should have been our first clue that this scar is from an appendix-related surgery, but we have to be completely honest with you here: we have been more mesmerized by Shawn's abs in the past to put these fairly obvious clues together. Please forgive us.
Otherwise we may have remembered that Shawn once opened up about his surgery while he was promoting his hit single, "Stitches," sharing he had to get stitches in real life due to appendicitis.
Havw you ever actually had Stitches?— Shawn Mendes Updates (@ShawnM_Updates) December 12, 2015
"Yes i have a huge line when my appendix was removed " -Shawn
Click through the gallery to see more of Shawn's shirtless moments in pics and GIFs, and let us know if you have ever noticed his scar before now by commenting below.
This post was written by Kristine Hope Kowalski. For more fashion, beauty, and lifestyle news, check out our sister site, Twist magazine.