Singer Destra Garcia To Miss Shows Due To Fall

August 5, 2017

Soca star Destra Garcia will miss some of her upcoming performances due to injuries sustained from her fall during the Cup Match Summer Splash event in Bermuda, according to a report from Trinidad & Tobago’s Guardian.

The singer fell while performing at the pre-Cup Match event, and lay injured on stage, before being taken away on a stretcher.

The story said, “Queen of Bacchanal World Tour 2017 may now be canceled for T&T’s soca artiste Destra Garcia following an accident in Bermuda after she fell through a stage during her performance.

“Garcia suffered a broken ankle and is expected to undergo surgery, according to sources close to her. Garcia was performing at the Cup Match Summer Splash event in Bermuda when tragedy struck.”

Slideshow of photos from the concert:


“The artiste, also known as Lucy, had to be fitted with a neck brace and removed from the stage on a stretcher.

“Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday, a fellow colleague in the soca arena and friend of Garcia, Ancil “Blaze” Isaac Jr said that infrastructure is something that they would all have to look into closely as most of them “took it for granted.”

“We take everything for granted. We go and do a sound check and make sure the sound is ok but we actually have to make sure that the infrastructure of the said event is working for us,” Isaac said.

“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.”

“The CNC3’s Rundown show host even suggested that a clause is included in their respective contracts, “It will work out well for us to safeguard ourselves and also safeguard promoters against being sued for something like this.”

Footage of Ms. Garcia falling from the stage, posted on the Island ENT YouTube channel:

For the three events carded for this weekend’s Caribana, in Toronto, the promoter said the shows will go on without her but added that a “Gell Well Soon” dedication will take place at one of the three events.

Garcia’s tour included Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, Virgin Islands [for next week’s Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs East End leg of the festival] and Toronto, Canada.

For photos, video, and a review of the Cup Match Summer Splash, click here.

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  1. Caramel says:

    This video looks very questionable to me. Destra was very careful as she walked near the end of the stage. I hope this wasn’t a planned incident! Please do not take the Bermudian people for a ride!