American singer Miguel hangs himself in the air from his back with wires.

By Dr.Samir Ghoraba, CNN Week

Updated 07:09 AM August 28, 2023

American singer Miguel hung himself in the air from the skin of his bare back while filming an advertisement for his upcoming album Viscera, according to the report published on the site "Independent".

The singer had given a four-song concert at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to preview new music from his upcoming album, and just before he performed "Rope", two assistants came out to pierce the 37-year-old artist with metal rods.

After placing two pieces of metal across the skin of his back, Miguel - whose full name is Miguel Gontel Pimentel - was tied to wires and lifted into the air.

While suspended in the air in front of the audience, he sang the song, which included the lyrics: "I'm hanging on to nothing / I'm hanging from the ceiling / Rope around my neck."

The singer is said to have spent several months working with experts to prepare for the big show, according to TMZ.

Miguel is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in contemporary and alternative R&B. He grew up in San Pedro, California, and began pursuing a career in music at the age of thirteen. After signing to Jive Records in 2007, Miguel released his debut studio album, All I Want Is You, in November 2010. Although it was not promoted upon its release, the album became a hit and helped Miguel gain commercial status. The album's second single, "Sure Thing", was a moderate success upon release, but became a hit in 2023; It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually became his most commercially successful single to date.

After Jive disbanded in 2011, he moved to RCA Records and released his second album, Kaleidscope Dream, in 2012 to critical acclaim including the hit single "Adorn". In June 2015, Miguel released his third studio album, Wildheart, which was also critically acclaimed. His fourth studio album, War & Leisure, was released in 2017 to further acclaim. Miguel incorporates R&B, funk, hip hop, pop, rock, and electronic styles into his music, and has been compared to singers Babyface and Prince.