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The Weeknd puzzles fans by appearing at the 2020 AMAs with bloodied, bandaged face

 The Weeknd shocked many that tuned into the American Music Awards on Sunday when he showed up with a face covered in bloody bandages. 



Fortunately, the musician, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, wasn't in any quite accident or altercation before the show. In fact, he’s been appearing publicly with fake injuries since August when he accepted awards at the MTV Video Music Awards during a similar getup.


According to Yahoo Music, the bandages are a part of a sort-of method acting move from the artist, whose VMA-winning music video for the hit song “Blinding Lights” shows him getting beaten up by bouncers then injured during a drunk-driving accident. 


The track belongs to the album “After Hours,” which the Weeknd explained to GQ may be a album from the attitude of a “character losing his mind in Vegas.” additionally to getting bloodied within the “Blinding Lights” video, he also debuted his bloody-faced friend in “Heartless,” the album’s first music video in September 2019. All subsequent videos from the album have shared an identical theme.


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It seems that The Weeknd is simply taking things to subsequent level together with his fake injuries in each subsequent public appearance, with Sunday’s AMAs being the newest . Elle reports that the artist's intention is to form a press release about the perils of drunk driving.


He maintained the design as he accepted AMA Awards and even performed on a closed l. a. bridge alongside saxophonist Kenny G Sunday. The duo were available for a performance of The Weeknd’s songs “In Your Eyes” and “Save Your Tears.” 


If the trend continues, it’s possible that The Weeknd will look even more battered when he takes the stage at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. it had been announced last week that the artist has been tapped to headline the highly coveted performance this year.


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“The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is one among the foremost anticipated performances of the year and that we are thrilled to welcome The Weeknd to the stage,” said Todd Kaplan, VP of selling , Pepsi, during a handout obtained by Fox News. 


“Pepsi has worked with a number of music’s biggest artists over the years - from Prince to Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and last Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. After a year that’s largely been barren of live music, we can’t wait to observe The Weeknd transform the world’s biggest stage together with his limitless talent and creativity, delivering what is going to most certainly be an unforgettable performance which will be remembered for years to return ," he added. 

"Performing on the long-lasting stage. see you 02/07/21," the Grammy-winning musician, 30, wrote on Twitter. The Weeknd said he was "humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the middle of that infamous stage.”


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