The Weeknd is no stranger to scandal, but this week he has hit headlines for a truly bizarre stunt...
The Weeknd has recently made an appearance that has stunned everyone.
via: GettyAnd no, it wasn't because of his wild suit choice.
It was because his entire face was covered in bandages.
via: GettyI'm not kidding, his entire face. Keep scrolling to have a glimpse of his shocking look.
If you didn't know, The Weeknd (also known as Abel Tesfaye) is an R&B sensation.
via: Getty ImagesThe Canadian-born singer-songwriter is one of the leading figures in the music industry.
The star broke into the music scene in 2011 with his mixtape, House of Balloons.
via: Getty ImagesEven in the early days, he managed to work with some pretty high profile artists including Drake and Wiz Khalifa, while still finding his feet within the industry. And now he has made it big if his latest announcement is anything to go by...
His musical success skyrocketed with his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness.The album brought us the global hit single "Can't Feel My Face," which has drawn in comparison to the likes of Michael Jackson, hit no 1 on the Billboard chart, and went on to rank as the best song of the year.
His follow-up album, Starboy, also enjoyed critical success.
There's no denying that the star is a hit-maker.
via: Getty ImagesThroughout his career, the star has racked up several Grammy nominations and awards for his work and has even gone on to headline the infamous Coachella Festival, alongside Beyonce and Eminem.
But he has also been in the public eye for his turbulent love life.
via: Getty ImagesThe star has been in an on-off relationship with model, Bella Hadid, since the pair linked up in 2015. According to E! News, the pair made it official in May 2015 after hanging out together at Coachella the previous month.
The pair got off to a strong start.
But their relationship quickly hit a rocky patch.
It was the first of many hurdles for the famous pair...
via: Getty ImagesAnd in February 2016, the couple appeared to be back on when they hit the Grammys red carpet together, and then the following month, looked extremely loved-up as they posed for snaps at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards. But it wasn't to be after the couple were reported to have split again shortly afterward.
The pair had an awkward post-breakup reunion on the Victoria's Secret runway stage.
via: Getty ImagesJust 2 weeks after their breakup, The Weeknd released his highly acclaimed album, Starboy, and took to the stage at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, where his ex happened to be strutting her stuff. When asked about the reunion, Bella claimed that it wasn't awkward at all: “He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his performance."
This time, the split was serious...
via: Getty ImagesThe Weeknd even moved on, coupling up with Singer, Selena Gomez. But it didn't take long for the R&B star and Bella to get on friendly terms again when in late-2017, the singer was pictured leaving Bella's apartment.
Throughout 2018, the couple were rumored to be back on.
After a number of strong months, the couple called it quits...again.
And in true post-breakup style, The Weekend showcased a drastic makeover last year.
via: Getty ImagesIn a rare red carpet appearance, the R&B powerhouse attended the premiere of his feature film debut, Uncut Gems, at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.
But the star was looking notably different...
via: Getty ImagesThe "I Feel It Coming" singer made quite a few changes to his signature look, which has hardly changed over the years - opting to trade his usual full-grown beard for a mustache and swapping out his hairdo completely. He still rocked it, of course...
The star has been teasing his latest album over his socials...
And to make things even better...
via: GettyThe singer announced that he’ll be performing at the iconic Super Bowl half-time show next year.
However, it seems as though he's going through something currently...
via: GettyBecause his latest appearance at the VMAs has left us all speechless.
Not only is the singer sporting a brightly colored two-piece, but his entire face was also covered with bandages.
via: GettyAnd we can't forget about the dramatic eye bags, can we? It was truly shocking.
so were all of those bandages on the weeknd’s face for his performance or???? https://t.co/rHtaZbkTHv— kia⁷ (@kia⁷)1606094439.0
did the weeknd get in a fight or completely reconstruct his face? i cant tell— 🌺A⁷ᴮᴱ⚢ (@🌺A⁷ᴮᴱ⚢)1606094240.0
Guys what happened to The Weeknd’s face I’m so confused is he okay— Natalie Volpe🌙🪐 (@Natalie Volpe🌙🪐)1606099672.0
Is the weeknd face really fucked up?? https://t.co/atGVRGn2zp— nick (@nick)1606094332.0
what happened to the weeknd’s face??????— mintetebi⁷ 🍓 (@mintetebi⁷ 🍓)1606094308.0
so do we know why the weeknd keeps showing up wearing face bandages or we just rollin with it— kris⁷ (@kris⁷)1606099843.0
When is the weeknd leaving behind this red suit wound on face persona behind it’s been a whole year of that red suit I swear— y (@y)1606114290.0
The Weeknd accepting his award tonight at the #AMAs https://t.co/ZNFi2WKZVJ— 𝐈’𝐦 𝟏𝟐% 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜... (@𝐈’𝐦 𝟏𝟐% 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜...)1606096787.0
Did The Weeknd have an accident in rehearsals with the fireworks? What’s with the bandages? #AMAs— Magan Jordan (@Magan Jordan)1606095496.0
locals stop asking why the weeknd has his face injured and why he's always with the same red suit https://t.co/WRcJkyZtzf— 𝐕𝐀𝐋 🎄 (@𝐕𝐀𝐋 🎄)1606097748.0
I love The Weeknd's performance at the #AMAs @theweeknd 😍 https://t.co/RBjzzsZYRc— aldi (@aldi)1606099502.0
I love how The Weeknd went: https://t.co/zEVmdbBN1U— ariana (@ariana)1606096480.0
When The Weeknd Came On Stage This Is All I Saw... https://t.co/iLifARFSmm— La👑 (@La👑)1606099742.0
The Weeknd at the #AMAs https://t.co/sR0MscjDsX— Joey Digital (@Joey Digital)1606102224.0
i love the weeknd https://t.co/7jzl1SrT8J— birbs (@birbs)1606102676.0
The Weeknd rn #goodnightmommy https://t.co/Jsa3q3Fs5N— professional voidgazer (@professional voidgazer)1606109193.0
the Weeknd really needs to give this era to god because like WTAF IS THIS ?! 😭😭😭 Next time they just gonna roll h… https://t.co/6QL7NgbvTy— 𝗮𝗱𝗶 (@𝗮𝗱𝗶)1606095929.0
The Weeknd accepting his award at the #AMAs https://t.co/m14fmTSY5v— philip lewis (@philip lewis)1606094509.0
damn, when the weeknd said "i can't feel my face when i'm with you" he wasn't joking #AMAs https://t.co/yY4gQ6ZHVY— laura daniela (@laura daniela)1606094490.0
I want someone to be as committed to me as The Weeknd is committed to character #AMAs https://t.co/OPcFMUzkAU— philip lewis (@philip lewis)1606099727.0
cant feel my face - the weeknd https://t.co/JjuZXXWOlf— thurs⁷ ♡s chi ❀ (@thurs⁷ ♡s chi ❀)1606096751.0
immediately this is what i thought of when I saw the weeknd😂 #AMAs https://t.co/003c0FEBhp— Anica🌹 (@Anica🌹)1606112496.0