The Weeknd Accepts Award With Face Covered in Bandages | 22 Words

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.

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And no, it wasn't because of his wild suit choice.

It was because his entire face was covered in bandages.

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I'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.

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The 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.

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Even 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.

In late November 2016, the Weeknd released his third album, Starboy, featuring star-studded guest appearances from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar.

There's no denying that the star is a hit-maker.

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Throughout 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.

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The 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.

The star had Bella feature in one of his music videos and even bought her a puppy for her nineteenth birthday.

But their relationship quickly hit a rocky patch.

The same year they made it official, they reportedly took a break due to their busy schedules and opted to celebrate Christmas separately.  Yikes.

It was the first of many hurdles for the famous pair...

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And 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.

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Just 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...

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The 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.

The pair were spotting kissing on various occasions and were even spotted going on a date. The couple then appeared to confirm their rekindled romance after they were snapped walking arm in arm through the streets in Paris, and, to celebrate the supermodel's birthday, The Weeknd took to social media to share cute snaps of the pair. We don't know about you, but this is starting to get a little exhausting.

After a number of strong months, the couple called it quits...again.

All went quiet on the love-scene with the pair, late last year, fans suspicions were confirmed when E! reported the couple had once again gone their separate ways. And you've probably guessed the reason: distance and very separate schedules, so nothing new on that front.

And in true post-breakup style, The Weekend showcased a drastic makeover last year.

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In 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...

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The "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...

And with an appearance change up...

Always comes new music.

The star has been teasing his latest album over his socials...

And let us tell you, when After Hours finally dropped, it was definitely worth the wait.

And to make things even better...

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The 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...

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Because 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.

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And we can't forget about the dramatic eye bags, can we? It was truly shocking.

Well, The Weeknd has now explained his bizarre outfit.

"Blinding Lights’ [is about] how you want to see someone at night, and you’re intoxicated, and you’re driving to this person, and you’re just blinded by streetlights," he told Esquire.

"But nothing could stop you from trying to go see that person, because you’re so lonely. I don’t want to ever promote drunk driving, but that’s what the dark undertone is."

So don't worry guys, it's an aesthetic to warn people about the dangers of drinking and driving. Want more musical controversy? Scroll on ...