Miguel’s stagedive victim may be brain-damaged, says lawyer

The singer accidentally landed on a fan during his performance at last month's Billboard Awards

A lawyer working on behalf of the woman that singer Miguel landed on during his ill-judged stagedive at the Billboard Awards last month has said that his client could be brain damaged.

Khyati Shah’s lawyer Vip Bhola has told TMZ: “Some of the difficulties she’s experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury.” He went on to say that he and his client are awaiting a doctor’s analysis, the results of which should be delivered next week. They will then decide if they will take legal action against Miguel and Billboard.

The R&B singer was performing his track ‘Adorn’ live at the Las Vegas ceremony in May when he attempted to jump over the fans in front of him and onto a separate part of the stage, but miscalculated his dive.


Speaking to Billboard after the incident, Miguel was joined by Shah, who was holding an ice pack. Discussing the fall, Miguel said: “Well, I think it’s kind of clear what happened. 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 OK.” See below for video footage of the accident.


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