HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 3, 2017 (CMC) – Trinidadian soca star, Destra Garcia, has reportedly broken an ankle, after falling from a stage during her performance at a concert here, late yesterday.
According to an eyewitness, the 38-year-old performer slipped between the stage and a speaker during the Summer Splash concert, ahead of Bermuda’s two-day national Cup Match holiday.
While she had earlier placed a foot on a speaker during the show, she fell attempting to do so again, bringing her performance to a halt, the witness said.
“It looked like she might have hit her head as well,” the witness told the Royal Gazette newspaper.
“She was down for about 20 minutes before they took her away on a stretcher. It was scary.”
Known as the Queen of Bacchanal, Garcia was joined by a number of other stars at the concert, including Jamaican dancehall artiste Sean Paul.
In another matter, regarding Garcia and injury, on July 4, a court in Belize ordered her to pay just over US$8,000, after the court found that she personally injured a man, Fernando Oliva, while gyrating on him at a concert, in September 2015.
Oliva filed a civil claim against Destra, claiming that she jumped on him, and ruptured his bladder as she performed at “The Carnival Overload” concert.
Oliva claimed he was called on stage to dance with Destra, following the dance, a video showed him lying on the ground.
The court was told that Destra then said,“If you’s bad boy, I will treat you bad! Treat him bad?”
The crowd is said to have responded in the affirmative.
According to court documents, Destra then jumped on top of him in a move closer to wrestling than soca.
The court says Oliva was rushed to the hospital for emergency, medical care, right after leaving the stage.
After recovering, he sued the soca star for personal injury, and during a court appearance, the judge ruled that Destra should pay Oliva.
Lawyers successfully argued that Destra was negligent in her actions, leading to injury to the man.
The court granted a default judgement against Destra, as she did not enter a defense and lawyers say they were in talks with attorneys in Trinidad and Tobago to enforce the judgement in that jurisdiction.
Destra has the right to appeal the judgement in Belize.
The attorneys say they have sought the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago to serve her with the documents.