CANADIAN musician The Weeknd, otherwise known as Abel Tesfaye, is finally peeling back the layers on his bandaged-face character from the After Hours album .
The singer explained the bandages in between rehearsals for his upcoming headlining gig at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday.
“The significance of the entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated.
“It’s all a progression and we watch The Character’s storyline hit heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his tale goes on.”
The R&B superstar has pulled off a yearlong facial transformation to go along with his After Hours album which was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last year.
His cut-up face spewed blood everywhere in the music video for his hit “Blinding Lights,” then the bandaged star got decapitated in the “In Your Eyes” video.
Later , his head got reattached onto another man’s body in the even gorier “Too Late” clip.
He saved the final reveal of his faux facial enhancements gone wrong for the “Save Your Tears” video.
As for his progressively unattractive look, he says, “I suppose you could take that being attractive isn’t important to me but a compelling narrative is.”
The Weeknd, 30, has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards and is an Academy Award nominee.
He debuted in 2011 with a mixtape, House of Balloons.
The singer is also well known for his collaboration with hiphop artist, Drake.