Here’s Why The Weeknd’s Face Was Covered In Bandages At The 2020 AMAs

The Weeknd appeared on the 2020 American Music Awards with his face in bandages.

He performed “Save Your Tears” and “In Your Eyes” with Kenny G with the bandages in place.

Some fans expressed concern, and others joked about the look.

His bloodied faces a warning against drunk driving.

He told Esquire earlier this year, his After Hours song “‘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.”