The Weeknd Looks Almost Unrecognisable With Prosthetic Fillers And Botox In New Video

Katie O'Malley
·4-min read
Photo credit: Theo Wargo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Theo Wargo - Getty Images

From ELLE

The Weeknd has revealed a dramatic new look which might explain why he was sporting bandages on his face at the 2020 AMAs.

On Tuesday, the singer – whose name is Abel Tesfaye – showed off his rather surprising ‘beauty transformation’ in the music video for his hit single ‘Save Your Tears’.

In the video, the singer looks as if he’s undergone cosmetic surgery thanks to prosthetics and make-up, giving the appearance of fillers around his plumped up lips and cheekbones and smooth face similar to the results achieved from botox.

During the clip, the 30-year-old sings to a crowd wearing black leather gloves and a red jacket, before putting a gun to his head at one point. He then proceeds to take out his frustrations on his audience, standing on tables and spraying champagne on fans’ heads.

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The Canadian performer’s fans unsurprisingly took to Twitter to express their shock at the singer’s new look.

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Tesfaye, who was previously in high profile relationships with Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez, is known for his creative music videos for songs like ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Can’t Feel My Face’.

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre /AMA2020 - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre /AMA2020 - Getty Images

In the video for his November 2020 hit ‘Alone Again’, The Weeknd’s face was seemingly cut and bruised, which was presumably all part of his beauty evolution to his now plumped up 'Save Your Tears' appearance.

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Last year, the singer released his long-anticipated album After Hours and recently opened up to the publication TMRW that his new music has been inspired by the current Coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

‘I have been more inspired and creative during the pandemic than I might normally be while on the road,’ he said. 'The pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the tensions of the election have mostly created a sense of gratitude for what I have and closeness with the people near me.'

In November, The Weeknd’s ex Hadid subtly showed her support for her former partner after he was controversially excluded from the list of 2021 Grammy award nominations, despite releasing one of the bestselling albums and singles of 2020.

Fellow artist Elton John came out in support of the singer following the snub, posting a photo of The Weeknd on social media and a list of his favourite tracks from the 2020 album, which was subsequently ‘liked’ by the supermodel.

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After the Grammys released their list of 2021 nominations, The Weeknd accused the awards show of 'remaining corrupt' on Twitter.

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The president of the Grammy's responded to The Weeknd's claim, noting per the BBC: 'We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathise with what he's feeling.'

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