Mlindo The Vocalist was allegedly drunk in a Twitter video that is doing the rounds on social media on Tuesday, 1 December.
The singer was booked to perform at a gig in Soshanguve on Monday night. He ended up being carried away after his drink was allegedly spiked.
A tweep by a Twitter handle of @Colourphuza took to the micro-blogging app and shared the clip of the musician seemingly drunk.
He had to be carried off stage because he was seemingly totally out of it. @Colourphuza warned Mzansi peeps to be careful when going out for drinks this December.
Colouphuza captioned his post:
“Last night at Sosha someone spiked Mlindo The Vocalist’s drink. Ke December be careful guys.”
Mlindo’s name was trending on Twitter. Mzansi tweeps have shared mixed reactions to Mlindo’s video.
Check out some of the comments below:
@MissLesegoS said: “That video of Mlindo The Vocalist is very disturbing.”
@LetoabaRosemary commented: “Video of Mlindo The Vocalist. Looks like he was drugged. A common practice mo Sosha.”
@obacanism wrote: “This is Mlindo The Vocalist. He was supposed to perform last night at Short Left, Soshanguve but alcohol got the best of him. Mlindo please don’t do this.”
@Nonto_Mbuyisa said: “Hope he is okay wherever he is, Mlindo has been through a lot.”
@ZethuBruh commented: “Mlindo should check his circle coz these folks are not about him. Who lets their friend go through such embarrassment?”
@AubreyEsco said: “Mlindo doesn’t respect his craft. There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol because he’s a singer but he can’t drink to a point where his ability to provide services is affected. Shame on him.”
Mlindo the Vocalist has denied being drunk at an event after falling on the stage mid-performance and being carried off.
Fans were left shocked after he had to be carried away at the popular Mogodu Monday Shot’left in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.
A video of the singer staggering and struggling to stand before a man carries him offstage piggyback style has been widely shared on social media.
Speaking to SowetanLIVE on Tuesday, the musician claimed to have lost balance due to an old knee injury.
He said his knees have been giving him problems since he injured himself during a karate class while at primary school.
“I have a problem with my knees and yesterday [Monday] the venue was packed and the stage was wet,” he said.
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“I was performing the last song of the evening and someone pulled me into the crowd and I couldn’t get up which is why a bodyguard had to come and pick me up,” he said.
Mlindo said after seeing the videos on social media he decided to set the record straight.
“After seeing the videos I can see why people thought I was drunk but I was not. I had been performing well until then,” he said.
The Amamblesser singer said he is now recuperating at home after visiting a wellness clinic and plans to see a doctor on Wednesday.
“For now I’ve bandaged my knee and I am taking painkillers,” said Mlindo.
Matshepo Seloi who works with the star said if Mlindo had been drunk she would never have let him perform.
“If he was drunk we would have never let him perform and his friends would’ve been the ones to remove him off the stage but we knew the problem was bigger,” said Seloi.
Meanwhile, fans on social media speculated that his drink was spiked:
Last night at Sosha someone spiked Mlindo The Vocalist drink 🚮🚮ke December be careful guys pic.twitter.com/o0CM8sCR5C
— Laphiimari 🙈🙈 (@Colourphuza) December 1, 2020