Shawn Mendes has been left with a bruised face after falling off a scooter.

Shawn Mendes (c) Instagram

Shawn Mendes (c) Instagram

The 'Stitches' hitmaker also sustained cuts to his hands when he took a tumble in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday (10.09.18).

Shawn took to his Instagram Story to show his injuries, captioning one post: "fell off a bird, lol.(sic)"

His cryptic caption led to bemusement from fans who thought he'd had an avian encounter but Bird is an electric scooter which pedestrians are able to rent from the sidewalk in the city.

And the 20-year-old star later admitted his tumble was the result of being an "idiot".

He told USA Today: "It has nothing to do with the scooter. It has everything to do with being an idiot, being 20."

Shawn explained his injuries occurred after he turned to look behind him and he decided to let his face take the brunt of the accident rather than try and break his fall with his hands as he needed to play guitar for his 'CMT Crossroads' concert special with the Zac Brown Band.

The 'In My Blood' singer insisted the incident hadn't put him off using the motorised mode of transport in the future.

He said: "If anybody asked me if they should ride them, I would say yes."

And not only that, but after picking himself back up from his fall, he'd jumped straight back onto the scooter again.

He admitted: "I rode it back to the hotel."

Meanwhile, Shawn recently admitted he is focusing on his work and pushing himself "to his limit" by playing as many shows as he can.

He added: "I want to push myself to my limit of what I can handle and play as many shows and write as many songs as I can and fly around the world 10,000 times in a year, pushing myself to the point where it seems crazy."