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.

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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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