Road March winner, Machel Montano is denying reports that he fell ill while on the road on Carnival Tuesday and had to be whisked away by an ambulance. The soca star hs instead cleared the air, explaining that he had to rush from the Socadrome to the Queen’s Park Savannah on Carnival Tuesday because two bands that he had been contracted to perform for were on different stages at the same time.
Speaking on the Morning Brew following media reports that he was transported via ambulance due to a “medical situation”, Montano said, ““I was on the road all day yesterday (Tuesday). Right after that performance, if you pull the footage, you will see me performing in the Queen’s Park Savannah for more than 20 minutes again. So when did I ever get in an ambulance or be sick? It’s not true.”
Montano said as someone who was ill at birth, he takes care of his health and assured his fans: “I am someone who will always be there and be in the best of health.”
After his Socadrome appearance, the T&T Guardian is reported to have asked a member of Montano’s entourage if he was okay since he showed a bit of discomfort during the set, where he performed his runaway Road March hit Soca Kingdom. At the time, it is reported that the individual said: “We suspect that it could be a matter of exhaustion, but it is guaranteed that Machel will get the best treatment and once he is okay he will resume once more on the truck to continue with his live performance of his hit.”