Miguel speaks on Billboard Awards fall


American recording artist, songwriter and producer, Miguel, poses for a portrait, in New York. Miguel was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including song of the year for his No. 1 R&B hit, “Adorn,” and best urban contemporary album for his sophomore release, “Kaleidoscope Dream.”  (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP Images)

(CNN) — Miguel’s fall at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards certainly has legs.

It’s been three weeks since the “Adorn” singer took a leap across the stage and hit an audience member in the head as he fell, and the star is still embroiled in the fallout.

Khyati Shah, the young woman who was struck in the head when the R&B crooner bungled his landing, is reportedly concerned that she might have suffered a head injury. Shah’s lawyer told TMZ in a statement that “some of the difficulties she’s experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury.”

Adding salt to the wound was speculation that Miguel was told not to attempt his acrobatic move in the first place, a rumor the singer’s rep has denied.

“The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false,” his rep told CNN. “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. Khyati’s well-being has been and continues to be of the utmost concern to Miguel.”

The singer himself has said he’s lost shut-eye over the incident.

“I’m a very passionate performer, and that time it didn’t work out for me,” he told UK website LoveDough. “That night, I couldn’t sleep. I was worried about the girl, obviously, and wanting her to be OK, and that’s what she told me that she was OK, and I was comforted by that. Obviously, you never want to make mistakes on camera in front of millions of people on live television, but at the same time, the next day it was OK. I started to deal with it and laugh with it, roll with the punches, and that’s all you can do. We’re human.”

Billboard, which hosted the ceremony on May 19, has no comment.
 CNN’s Carolyn Sung and KJ Matthews contributed to this report.

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