The Weeknd on Why He Didn't Delay His New Album amid Coronavirus Crisis: 'Fans Had Been Waiting'

The singer also touched on recent happier times in life — specifically his 30th birthday celebration in February with the man who inspired him to become a performer: fellow Canadian Jim Carrey.

The Mask was the first film I ever went to see in a theater — my mom took me when I was 4, and it blew me away,” The Weeknd recalled. “I texted [Jim Carrey] the address of my condo in L.A., and he said, ‘I can literally see your place from my balcony,’ and we got out telescopes and were waving to each other.”

“On my [30th] birthday, he called and told me to look out my window, and on his balcony he had these giant red balloons, and he picked me up and we went to breakfast,” he continued.

Calling it a “surreal experience, The Weeknd added, “Jim Carrey was my first inspiration to be any kind of performer, and I went to breakfast with him on my first day of being 30.”

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