Trinidad Guardian:-Soca artiste, the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia promises to be “Badda” when she returns on stage from her ankle injury she sustained in Bermuda during her performance.
Speaking out for the first time since the unfortunate mishap that took her out temporarily from her QOBWorldTour 2017, Garcia took to social media yesterday where she admitted to being “so afraid.”
“Could have been worse…Im OK…I’m on the road to recovery you guys! It’s been a crazy 72 hrs. I want to thank everyone who kept me in their prayers, fans, friends and colleagues during this time, all your love and messages of a speedy recovery, kept me strong. Thanks for reminding me how tough I was, when I needed to hear it the most,” Garcia said.
Garcia returned from Bermuda on Saturday morning and by the evening she had underwent a successful surgery at the St Clair Medical Hospital. She was expected to be discharged last evening.
In her message to her fans, Garcia said that she learnt a great lesson, “sometimes your plan may not necessarily be Gods plan.”
“I left Trinidad to complete eight shows by this coming Saturday. Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, three shows in Toronto, Tortolla and Grenada before coming back home. I only completed one…It’s only up from here tho…I’m stronger than a lion…yuh can’t keep a good woman down lol…well…not for long!” Garcia said.
“I will be back on my feet in no time… because as you know ‘one must fall to rise again.’ Like a Phoenix out of the ashes, look out!!! ah BADDA when ah come back!!! I love you all,” she added.
Garcia said she was in so much pain and very much afraid over her injury but thanked God, all the doctors, nurses and medical personnel, “that took great care of me, from Bermuda…Canada…Trinidad and throughout all the pain and anguish, I made it through.”
On Wednesday, Garcia was performing at the Cup Match Summer Splash event when while talking to the crowd and advancing forward on the stage fell sustaining a broken ankle.
Sources close to Garcia said that she fell off the stage and landed between the stage and the sub-woofers, due to bright lights in her face.
Bermuda’s party promoter, Declan Harris, in a previous interview with the T&T Guardian said that Garcia walked off the stage while addressing the crowd.
Harris wished Garcia a speedy and full recovery and said he hoped to have her in Bermuda to perform as soon as she was back on her two feet again.
“I will be back on my feet in no time… because as you know ‘one must fall to rise again.’ Like a Phoenix out of the ashes, look out!!! ah BADDA when ah come back!!!
I love you all.”