Salsa Singer Jerry Rivera undergoes surgery after stage accident in Ecuador




Jerry Rivera at the National Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, in 2006 (Alexander Tamargo/Getty)

 

Last Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, Jerry Rivera suffered a fall from a platform at the Reinado del Milagro event in Ecuador. He was being elevated onto the stage from below when the platform collapsed and Rivera fell from a considerable height.

The singer was taken to an emergency room in Guayaquil, and today his manager, Felix “Rayito” Lopez, announced that Rivera would undergo surgery in Florida to correct an injury to the quadriceps tendon, on his right knee, resulting from the accident. The recuperation period should take 6 to 8 weeks and the performances programmed during that time will be cancelled.

Rivera is scheduled to perform at The Mayan in DTLA on Oct. 4,  2018, and according to DJ Pedro El Sabroso, Rivera’s manager believes this show will go on as planned. Rivera is reportedly stable, calm, and following doctors’ orders in hopes of a full recovery.




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