It’s possible that The Weeknd’s time is running out. The Weeknd, whose actual name is Abel Tesfaye, hinted that his longtime stage character is ending sooner rather than later in a recent interview with W Magazine.
Since 2009, Abel Tesfaye has been performing as The Weeknd. The singer recorded five studio albums during this time, four of which peaked at number one on the charts. He received four wins in 2021 despite skipping the Grammys. Here is all the information you require regarding the same.
“I’m going through a cathartic path right now. It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter. I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.” He said during the W Magazine interview.
The Weeknd claimed that losing his voice as a result of his acting career helped him put things in perspective when filming for the upcoming HBO series The Idol. It was difficult for the Starboy singer to transition from his on-stage persona to his character in the upcoming television programme who is unable to sing. For the singer, this change was difficult and had its own effects.
Abel said, “But I did panic when I lost my voice. I had to rest and reflect and think about The Weeknd and Tedros and all that had happened with the show.” The Starboy singer continued by saying that while everything is dangerous, a happy ending is possible if you give it your best effort.