She will also likely to miss an appearance next week at the Emancipation Festival in the British Virgin Islands.
Garcia, 38, was taken away on a stretcher, with her neck in a brace, following the incident on Wednesday night at the Summer Splash concert at Hamilton’s Par-la-Ville car park venue ahead of Bermuda’s two-day Cup Match national holiday, with her manager Brian Morris saying she would require surgery.
Garcia, known as the “Queen of Bacchanal,” slipped while attempting to place her foot on a speaker — a move she had carried out successfully earlier in the show.
“It looked like she might have hit her head as well,” one witness said, adding “she was down for about 20 minutes before they took her away on a stretcher. It was scary.”
A friend and fellow Soca star, Ancil “Blaze” Isaac Jr, said the Bermuda incident highlighted the need for performers to hire health and safety personnel.
“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,” he told the Trinidad Guardian newspaper.
He suggested a clause be included in future contracts, adding “it will work out well for us to safeguard ourselves and also safeguard promoters against being sued for something like this.”
- Countries: Bermuda