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The weekend in bandages on AMAs to educate on drunk driving

Report by: Amna Shoaib

The worldwide famous Canadian singer, Abel Tesfaye, known as The Weekend was seen in bandages at the American Music Awards the entire event, inclusive of his performance and even while receiving the award. It was then, during his ‘Thankyou speech’, he revealed the reason behind his bandages, which was to educate on drunk driving, explaining how his hit single, ‘Blinding Lights’ is about the adverse effects of drunk driving.

“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.”

Said the award-winning singer, “I don’t want to ever promote drunk driving, but that’s what the dark undertone is.”

He concluded his speech by dedicating the award to the late singer, Prince.

“Last time I received this award, it was given to me by the late great Prince, and you know, he’s the reason I get to constantly challenge the genre of R&B, and I’d like to dedicate this award to him. Thank you.”


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