Abel Makkonen Tesfaye aka The Weeknd has recently been a subject of discussion because of his weight gain appearance in his latest show. People believe his face in late 2022 looks puffier than he had at the start of the year. However, the singer has yet to make remarks on his transformation.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer better known as The Weeknd. His music explores escapism, romance, and melancholia, and is often inspired by personal experiences with his sonic versatility and dark lyricism.
On September 3, The Weeknd canceled his SoFi performance after only 18 minutes, citing vocal problems. He then apologized tearfully before exiting the stage, leaving the 70,000 fans disappointed. And recently, on November 26, his soldout performance represented a make-up performance for the previously canceled show.
But, thankfully, everything went off without a hitch this time. Tesfaye, who was clecked by doctors to perform again shortly after the L.A. incident, hoisted his microphone stand above his head and pumped it up and down like a barbell to prove he was back in fighting shape, at one moment during Saturday's show.
As he entered the show, many people were shocked by his new appearance where he seem a little fat than he used to be. Likely, people also began to speculate about his weight gain after noticing his extra puffy face. Let's know about it in detail.
The Weeknd’s Weight Gain in 2022: The Canadian Singer Is Said to Have Gained Weight Because His Face Appears Puffier Than Before!
When you become a celebrity, especially in the entertainment industry, everything you do and everything that happens around you becomes news, and you may be praised or chastised for it. Similarly, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye aka The Weeknd (@theweeknd) is recently said to have undergone weight gain because his face seems puffier than usual in his recent show.
The Blinding Lights singer has become the latest celebrity target, earning him a new nickname. However, the singer does not seem to have gained extra weight remarkably, even if he has gained some. We understand how quickly the internet jumps on rumors of celebrity weight gain or loss - just look at how many comments singer Adele received after displaying her lean figure.
However, he was previously part of a troll portraying him as much puffier, which was making the rounds on social media. Of course, it was just a fake photoshopped image of the singer by his fans in order to make him appear to have gained significant weight.
The joke came shortly after people made fun of the late Chadwick Boseman (R.I.P) for losing weight quickly when, unbeknownst to them, it was actually the result of his battle with cancer. Likewise, when an image of a Canadian singer appeared online, revealing a "20lb weight gain," Twitter trolls nicknamed him The Month in reference to his perceived wider appearance.
However, many fans defended The Weeknd. Despite what appeared to be photographic evidence, some of The Weeknd's fans refused to believe he had gained weight and took to social media to investigate. This isn't the first time fans have been drawn to a photo of The Weeknd that appears to show him to be thicker than he is. When The Weeknd appeared at the VMAs with his face apparently bruised and bleeding, fans were thrown into a frenzy of speculation. However, it turned out to be make-up.
Hence, there is nothing much to worry about The Weeknd's appearance. He might have gained extra weight slightly, which we don't see to be a problem at all. On the other hand, he might be gaining weight for his next music video like he applied temporary plastic surgery for Save Your Tears.
The Weeknd’s Early Career: Here Is How the Singer Came up With His Name!
The Weeknd explained that his stage name comes from the fact that he left high school and his family's home one weekend and never returned. He then met Jeremy Rose, a producer, three years after he graduated from high school. Rose had been experimenting with the concept of dark R&B for some time and saw Tesfaye as the ideal figurehead to lead the movement.
He rapped on several songs produced by Rose. At this point, the musician went by the names Kin Kane and The Noise. Rose agreed to let Tesfaye use the songs on the condition that he be credited as a producer. Tesfaye then uploaded the tracks to YouTube, where he quickly gained a large following, even attracting Drake (@champagnepapi)'s attention.
Drake also went to The Weeknd's first concerts and later approached him about collaborating. The two Canadian artists then went on tour together, with The Weeknd usually serving as Drake's opening act. After releasing two more mixtapes, The Weeknd was approached by several major record labels interested in signing him.