The Weeknd Reveals Birthday Surprise From Jim Carrey
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The 'Blinding Lights' hitmaker recalls kicking off the day he turned 30 back in February by getting treated to 'surreal' breakfast by his idol Jim Carrey in Los Angeles.

AceShowbiz - The Weeknd celebrated his 30th birthday with the help of his idol Jim Carrey.

The "Blinding Lights" hitmaker is a massive fan of the 58-year-old actor, and when the two were introduced to one another by text last year 2019, they discovered they were practically neighbours.

The discovery led to a "surreal" celebration in honour of the singer's big day in February, as he told Variety, "The Mask was the first film I ever went to see in a theatre. My mum took me when I was four, and it blew me away."

"I texted him 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," he recalled. "And when I told him about my mom taking me to see The Mask, he knew the theatre!"

The "Starboy" singer continued, "Anyway, on my 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. It was surreal."

"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," the star, real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, added.

The hitmaker admitted his recent birthday has led to some "self-realisation," as he insisted he's excited about the next chapter in his life.

"I think people say your 30s are your best years because you're becoming the person you're supposed to be," he said. "And this is the beginning of not just a new chapter but my second decade (as a performer). I feel like my career is just starting."

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