Grimes has revealed she ‘did something crazy’ as she showed off her bandaged face in a selfie on Saturday on Twitter after previously expressing a desire to get ‘elf ear modifiers’.
The 34-year-old musician, born Claire Boucher, went makeup free as she lay with her eyes closed in a blue hospital garment.
The ex of 51-year-old Tesla CEO Elon Musk looked relaxed as bandages covered her swollen head, chin and forehead.
‘I thought you were joking’: Grimes revealed she ‘did something crazy’ as she showed off her bandaged face in a selfie on Saturday on Twitter as she lay in a blue hospital garment
Although it is not clear what work she has actually done, fans were quick to speculate and guess she had ‘elf ears’ after expressing her desire to get modifiers.
She penned: ‘I did something crazy!’ and later shared a long tweet explaining how she completed her ‘last song in the plastic surgery clinic’.
She wrote: ‘Album is done we’re mixing. My friend and I perfected the last song in the plastic surgery clinic cuz they wouldn’t let me leave and we were laughing that this was the most Hollywood moment of all time.
‘Can’t wait to see’: Last month Grimes asked her fans for doctor recommendations after she had previously shared a snap with prosthetic ears on Instagram
‘I have 20 songs so maybe BOOK 1 and BOOK 2? Deciding format/tracklist’.
MailOnline has contacted Grimes’ representative for comment.
Last month Grimes teased her desire to get ‘elf ear modifiers’ and asked her fans for recommendations of a doctor.
She said: ‘2 years ago I made an appt with a great plastic surgeon, thought I might want to change things up by my mid 30s, but then I forgot and never thought about what I should do.
‘You did the ears?’: She penned to the post: ‘I did something crazy!’ and later shared a long tweet explaining how she completed her ‘last song in the plastic surgery clinic’
Any face mods y’all think would look good on me? (Elf ears isn’t an option, that’s a separate quest).’
In another tweet, she shared her interest in getting ‘vampire teeth caps’ in either Los Angeles or Austin, Texas.
She also asked her fans for recommendations on someone to perform elf ear modifications, though she added, ‘Still debating this surgery cuz cartilage doesn’t heal so it requires permanent stitches.’
Throwback: The 34-year-old musician, born Claire Boucher, did not make it clear what surgery she had done however, last month she expressed interest in ‘elf ear modifiers’
She added that it ‘just seems unhealthy how everyone1 in media hides body mods, then ppl feel self conscious,’ though it wasn’t clear if she was referring to more traditional modifications and cosmetic surgeries, or changes outside the spectrum of human appearances.
‘Im also less interested in conventional beauty (I will keep my nose),’ she added, before asking her fans for recommendations on procedures she could get and noting that her plastic surgeon is Dr. Chia Chi Kao.
‘Also, has anyone done elf ear mods with a good outcome?’ she added in a follow-up tweet.
Waiting for the reveal: Although it is not clear what work she has actually done, fans were quick to speculate and guess she had ‘elf ears’ after expressing her desire to get modifiers
She admitted she was ‘scared’ about the procedure and the potential to impact her ‘ear cartilage,’ which could be ‘risky’ as a ‘musician,’ although she had ‘wanted it [her] whole life.’ Grimes previously revealed in 2012 that she had developed tinnitus, a persistent ringing in the ears that can be caused by exposure to loud sounds.
But Elon, with whom she shares her confusingly named children X Æ A-12 and Exa Dark Sideræl, jumped into her replies on Tuesday to opine that ‘The downside of elf ear surgery probably outweighs the upside.’
Grimes didn’t fight him on it, and instead admitted that ‘this sounds like a job for crisper,’ referring to a form of gene editing. ‘Sad to be born just a few generations too early,’ she lamented.
Grimes and Elon began their relationship back in 2018 and reportedly connected after learning that they both came up with the same pun on Twitter.
Not a fan: Her ex Elon Musk, 51, shared his disapproval last month after Grimes expressed interest in getting elf ear modifications on Twitter; seen in 2018 in NYC
Time for a change: Grimes revealed she made an appointment two years earlier with a ‘great plastic surgeon,’ but she was only now following up on her desire for body modifications
The singer and electronic musician welcomed their son X Æ A-12 (pronounced Ex Ash A Twelve) on May 4, 2020, although they were later forced to change the name to X Æ A-Xii due to California naming laws.
In September of the following year, Grimes revealed that the two had ‘semi-separated,’ although they still lived together as they raised their child.
In January, she revealed that they were back together but ‘very fluid,’ while also sharing that they had welcomed a second child, Exa Dark Sideræl, via surrogate in December 2021. As of March, the couple had split again.
On the brain: She admitted she was ‘scared’ about the procedure and the potential to impact her ‘ear cartilage,’ which could be ‘risky’ as a ‘musician,’ although she had ‘wanted it [her] whole life.’
No thanks: But Elon, with whom she shares her confusingly named children X Æ A-12 and Exa Dark Sideræl, jumped into her replies to opine that ‘The downside of elf ear surgery probably outweighs the upside’