Miguel made a new friend at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night during his performance of “Adorn” after he miscalculated a long-jump from the stage and landed on two fans, leaving at least one of them bruised.
The dramatic collision came at the tail end of his performance, with his right leg landing on top of one woman’s head and his left side bashing another fan’s arm.
The singer finished his performance while splayed on the ground as the young audience behind looked on in a mixture of awe and confusion.
Immediately following the incident, Miguel emerged backstage with one of the fans, who was holding an ice pack on her arm as the two were interviewed by Billboard’s editorial director Bill Werde, right.
“Well, I think it’s kind of clear what happened,” he said, looking visibly embarrassed. “But I’m very happy to bring my new friend, Khyati, we just met . Unfortunately we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we’re okay.”
The young woman seemed to take the injury in stride, looking thrilled to be backstage with Miguel and even dropping a pun when asked what she thought of him.
“I Adorn him,” she said.
Miguel went on to say that he may have bit off a bit more than he could chew with the improvised jump, which immediately went viral, inspiring Vines and GIFs the world over as the awards show carried on.
“The crazy thing is, when you’re performing and you’re just kind of into it, you never know where it’s gonna go and where you’re gonna go with it, and how that might turn out,” he said. “So this is one of the less favorable moments.”
He summed it all up, saying, he “got caught up in the moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay.”