The Weeknd Uses Botox Prosthetics In Save Your Tears Music Video
The 30-year-old looks completely transformed in the video, in which he dons a red suit and forces an audience member to press a gun against his head.
The Canadian eventually pulls the trigger and confetti comes out, but nobody's too bothered about that - it's his swollen face which has raised eyebrows.
It turns out this is the work of Prosthetic Renaissance, who took credit for the 'weird plastic surgery make up' on Instagram.
The studio also shared photos of the moulds and sculptures that were used to create the look.
In November, The Weeknd performed and accepted an award at the 2020 AMAs with his face covered in bandages.
He made no reference to his odd look, even when accepting his award.
He won Favourite Album - Soul/R&B for his fourth studio album After Hours, which was released in March 2020, as well as Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B and Favourite Song - Soul/R&B.
It transpired his bandages were all part of an aesthetic he was going for too.
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It was part of the theme for his song 'Blinding Lights', which is about drink-driving.
Speaking to Esquire, he said: "'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.
"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."
He also sported a similar bruised look at the MTV VMAs earlier in the year.
It seems as though he was made up in order to mirror the (now award-winning) video for his song 'Blinding Lights' in which he appears to have been knocked around, just like his appearance at the awards ceremony.
He won VMAs for Best R&B Video as well as Video of the Year for 'Blinding Lights' and during his acceptance speeches he took the opportunity to speak out against racial injustice and police brutality.
He accepted the awards briefly, dedicating the bulk of his platform to two simple calls for action: "Justice for Jacob Blake. Justice for Breonna Taylor."
During one of his speeches, he simply said: "It's really hard for me to celebrate right now and enjoy this moment. I'm just going to say: Justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor."
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