There's been a lot of speculation about the incident.
Was he drunk? What actually happened to him that led to him being carried of stage?
Mlindo The Vocalist, real name Lindokuhle Mgedezi (25) was pulled from all angles after falling in front of an audience at the popular Mogodu Monday Shot’left in Soshanguve, Pretoria.
He also struggled to keep his balance during his performance and had to be carried out of the stage. In a video circulating on social media, Mlindo was also seen taking a sip of a drink from a member of the audience, followed by slurring while attempting to sing. Minutes later, he was carried off.
From the video, Tweeps assumed he might have been intoxicated.
See the tweets below:
guys I gig with Mlindo and he will never go on stage like this or drink heavily before he performs on stage,his drink was spiked— Teboho_lengwati (@timlava) December 1, 2020
Mlindo has since issued a statement taking responsibility for his actions.
“I would like to sincerely apologize to my supporters and everyone for everything that took place this past weekend. I will not get into details, but I take full responsibility for my actions and I will not blame it on anyone but myself. I will be better and act better next time.”
Mlindo’s management, Matshepo Seloi says she would not have let Mlindo go on stage knowing that he was drunk.
“He was performing okay until he hit his knee and fell,” she says. “He is taking pain killers as we speak. He was in serious pain when he hurt his knee and that is why he was carried off stage because he struggled to walk,” Matshepo says.
Earlier this year, Mlindo took to social media to vent about how celebrities are often judged for their actions. “Guys y’all need to understand that famous people or celebrities are also humans. They also go through their own problems and they are not perfect,” he wrote.
Guys y’all need to understand that Famous people or celebrities are also humans ... they also go through their own problems and they are not perfect ??— MlindoTheVocalist (@MlindoRSA) July 29, 2020