Miguel: I Was Never Warned Against Attempting Stunt at BMAs

Miguel: I Was Never Warned Against Attempting Stunt at BMAs

Singer's stage leap resulted in possible brain damage to fan.

Published June 5, 2013

Miguel was never warned not to attempt the flying stage leap that resulted in serious injury to a fan, an attorney for the singer tells TMZ.

In fact, the "Adorn" singer says he practiced the move twice during rehearsals for the Billboard Music Awards, where the ill-fated performance took place. Sources close to the production previously said producer Don Mischer personally spoke to Miguel and told him not to attempt the risky move. 

"The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false," the singer's rep clarifies, adding that producers actually confirmed that he would do the stunt to ensure cameras wouldn't miss it. 

The rep also says that Miguel's team has attempted to reach out to Khyati Shah, one of the two women he landed on, to make sure she was doing OK. Lawyers for Shah claim she may have suffered neurological damage and is considering a lawsuit

"A number of attempts were made to reach Khyati and her lawyer after the performance to see how she was doing and whether any assistance could be offered," the rep says. 

No legal action has been taken as yet against Miguel.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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