It would be no surprise if The Weeknd can’t feel his face.
The mercurial Canadian singer, also known as Abel Tesfaye, has shocked fans with a disturbing new look on social media and in his latest video clip.
Tesfaye appears on Instagram and in the ‘Save Your Tears’ clip with a sharp jawline, accentuated cheekbones and raised eyebrows.
His appearance was likened by observers to someone who was suffering an allergic reaction.
While most fans could see through the Botox-imitating ruse, some believed it was more permanent.
“Pity, he was actually one of the better looking man out there. Shame,” one person commented on his Instagram post.
“Why… would you do this to yo damn face,” another said.
“Plastic surgery got you lookin’ like a clown,” said another.
Make-up artists Prosthetic Renaissance have taken credit for the work.
“Check out the weird plastic surgery make up we did for (The Weeknd),” it said on Instagram.
Tesfaye is no stranger to unusual appearances.
The RnB superstar attended both the American Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards last year with bandages on this face.
He has also appeared in public with a bloodied and bruised face.
‘Save Your Tears’ is the catchy latest single from The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours.