Rapper Karik had to be in a wheelchair with a leg brace after the on-stage accident on Saturday. Photo zingnews.vn
HÀ NỘI — Popular rapper Karik suffered an injury at a concert this past weekend and may be unable to perform his next gig this Saturday, according to his manager.
On Saturday, while performing at an event in Đà Nẵng, Karik tripped on a loudspeaker and fell from a stage with a height of about 1.6 metres.
In a video of the incident posted to YouTube, the rapper appeared seriously hurt and needed help to get back on stage.
The rapper continued performing the song Đêm nay không ngủ (Sleepless Night). However, he was limping and needed a security guard to support his movements on and off the stage.
The rapper flew to HCM City on Monday, but due to his painful and swollen legs, he was unable to walk on his own and had to sit in a wheelchair. Currently, the coach on the hit TV show Rap Việt is resting and monitoring his injury.
The rapper was seriously hurt after stumbled on a loudspeaker and fell from a stage with a height of about 1.6 metre. Screenshot from Vnews24h video on YouTube.
“Karik can't walk by himself. This morning, the airport staff provided assistance, including a wheelchair on the plane. We are considering the situation, if today, Karik's leg is less painful and swollen, we will take him to have an MRI scan," Karik’s manager told zing.vn on Monday.
“Immediately after the incident, the security and the event crew intended to bring Karik to the hospital for a check-up.
“However, according to the agreement with the show, Karik had to perform two more songs. Because of that, he declined the offer and decided to complete the performance. Backstage, he collapsed in pain," the manager added.
On the much-anticipated Rap Việt All-Star concert set to take place on Saturday in HCM City, the manager said Karik is undecided if he will perform.
At the airport, Karik shared a photo on his personal Facebook account showing him wearing a leg brace and sat in a wheelchair with the caption: "A new companion". Many other rappers like Binz, Ricky Star and Only C have sent him good wishes.
Doctors reportedly diagnosed Karik with a ligament injury. VNS