Miguel Defends Continuing Set After Brutal Leg Drop: “Had I Stopped It, It Would Have Been Worse” [Video]

Miguel Defends Continuing Set After Brutal Leg Drop: “Had I Stopped It, It Would Have Been Worse” [Video]

After reports of Miguel’s Billboard Music Awards victim considering legal action against him sprouted online, the hitmaker has reflected on the unforgettable night he laid a crucial leg drop on a female showgoer.

The singer detailed his exact emotions from 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)

Yesterday, reports suggested one of the victims is experiencing problems after Miguel’s 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)

Miguel’s memorable crash even sparked a reaction from retired professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

“MIGUELAMANIA at least he did it right brother. HH,” Hogan tweeted May 20th. (Hulk Hogan’s Twitter)

Almonst instantly, his leg drop turned into a widespread Twitter trend.

Miguel had a show-stopping performance tonight during the Billboard Music Awards. He appeared to kick a fan when he jumped over the crowd during a performance of his hit “Adorn.” The singer looked to have landed on one girl, who walked away, and kicked another girl, who held her head low. The phrase “Did Miguel” eventually trended worldwide on Twitter’s top trends list. (AL News)

Check out Miguel’s interview:



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