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The Weeknd’s New “Take My Breath” Video Pulled from IMAX Theaters Due to Epilepsy Concerns

The Weeknd’s music video for his upcoming single “Take My Breath” was scheduled to show in IMAX theaters this week prior to screenings of Suicide Squad. However according to new reports by Variety and TMZ, the visual, which reportedly includes intense strobe lighting, has been pulled due to concerns over potential seizures. A representative for the Weeknd confirmed the news to Pitchfork. The single and video will still be released this Friday on YouTube.

The Weeknd initially teased his next single in a two-minute preview snippet on Monday (August 2). His official announcement of the track was shared with an ad made in conjunction with the Tokyo Olympics.

Read “The Weeknd’s Director Alex Lill Unpacks the Singer’s Eccentric String of After Hours TV Performances” over on the Pitch.

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