News: Miguel's Leg Drop Victim Could Have Brain Damage, Singer's Fate Rests On Test Results

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 8:15AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Nearly a week after R&B singer Miguel's leg drop victim's attorney revealed possible legal action could go down against him, more details on the injury's seriousness have emerged.

According to the latest reports, the victim is waiting for test results to see if there is significant enough damage to go after Miguel.

The girl who took Miguel's leg drop to the head at the Billboard Music Awards last month suffered serious trauma -- symptoms consistent with brain damage, the victim's lawyer tells TMZ. As you'll recall ... Miguel took a flying, theatrical leap across the stage and landed with thunderous force on Khyati Shah's head. Vip Bhola, Shah's lawyer, says, "Some of the difficulties she's experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury." Bhola says BMA responded to the accident with a pathetic gesture -- an ice pack designed to soothe a bruised elbow. The attorney insists his client should have been rushed to the hospital. Bhola tells us his client is waiting for test results from a neurologist. When the results are in -- sometime next week -- Khyati will decide if a lawsuit is in the cards. (TMZ)

Last week, he detailed his exact emotions immediately following the leg drop up through laughing at the Internet's quick spin on him.

"Honestly, I'll take you through the whole thing. Day one, the day of, I was mortified. First of all, you have to remember I'm still human so my natural inclination is to be, 'Are you okay?' That's the natural thing to do. But the professional part is, 'You have to finish the show.' Finish and then deal with everything. Had I stopped the show, had I stopped it, it would have been even worse. It would have been extremely worse, on national television -- it would have been mayhem. So, finish the show, rush to the girl, soon as the camera pops off, rush to the girl, 'Are you okay? Come on - I escort her myself, never mind who's around, 'Get out of the way, we need help.' ... After making sure she was okay, the producers asked if I wanted to do an interview and I'm like, 'She just...' You know what I'm saying? That's kind of inhuman. Interestingly, she was actually a really good sport about it. She was like, 'No, I would love to. Great.' And I haven't seen the interview. We did it actually like five minutes afterward. But I know I was super uncomfortable just like -- fast forward, two days later after it all kind of fizzled, and I'm looking at memes and pictures of myself, like, I can't help but laugh. Like, what do you do? It's funny, I'm sorry, it's funny and I can't even front." (Kiss F Muk)

A day prior, reports suggested the victim was experiencing problems after the on-stage mishap.

The last thing Miguel wants is a lawsuit. But he may just have one. Khyati Shah--the audience member who was accidentally landed on by the singer during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards a few weeks back--is now "considering" legal action. Shah's attorney, Vip Bhola, tells E! News exclusively that a decision will be made soon on whether to file a lawsuit against Miguel pending Khyati's most recent medical results. He noted that the fan has been experiencing "difficulties" as a result of the incident. (E!)

Shortly after the accident took place, the victim held onto an ice pack and joined in on the fun with a playful reference to one of Miguel's hits when asked about her injury.

"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. (Billboard)

The crooner also took blame for the accident, saying he was too caught up in the moment of his performance.

"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. (Billboard)

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