Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia, will have to undergo surgery to her right ankle after falling through the stage at a performance in Bermuda on Wednesday night.
Garcia suffered a broken ankle and is expected to undergo surgery.
Garcia was performing at the Cup Match Summer Splash event in Bermuda when tragedy struck.
The artiste had to be fitted with a neck brace and removed from the stage on a stretcher.
Ancil “Blaze” Isaac Jr, of Palance fame, said the infrastructure was something that they would all have to look into closely as most of them took it for granted.
He added, “We take everything for granted. We go and do a sound check and make sure the sound is okay but we actually have to make sure that the infrastructure of the said event is working for us.”
He said that they may even have to employ Occupation Safety and Health personnel. “Things like short stage and monitors in your way, we have to look at because they are serious safety concerns. We may have to get OSHA people involved to check to make sure the stage is safe for us.”
When contacted, Canada-based promoter, Kenson King said he was saddened by the incident and wished Garcia a speedy and full recovery.
For the three events carded for this weekend’s Caribana, in Toronto, King said the shows will go on without Garcia but added that a Gell Well Soon dedication will take place at one of the three events.
King added, “We want Destra to know that she is missed and we all are sad as to what happened and is wishing her a quick recovery and that we look out for her in the future. Destra is well loved by us all.”
Garcia’s tour included Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, Virgin Islands and Toronto, Canada.