Toots returns after bottle injury
Three years after he was injured by a bottle thrown at a concert he was performing, legendary Jamaican entertainer Toots Hibbert makes a return to the stage on Sunday, June 26, at New York's Groovin in the Park.
Hibbert, who recently reached a court settlement in relation to the incident, will appear alongside fellow headline performer Beres Hammond at the concert set for Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
"We here at Groovin Inc. are extremely happy Toots has fully recovered from his injury and is ready to grace the stage again," said Groovin CEO, Chris Roberts, who revealed that Toots was originally booked to perform at the festival in 2013 but was pulled after sustaining the head injury at an outdoor festival in Richmond, Virginia.
"It was heartbreaking for the team when we heard about Toot's injury in 2013, and doctors informed us he would not be able to perform at the festival.
"His health was our utmost concern. Toots is a friend for over 20 years and is like family," said Andrea Bullens of Bullzii Marketing /Groovin Inc, who had negotiated the deal.
It took two entertainers - Half Pint and Steel Pulse - to fill the void left by Toots' forced withdrawal. Now that Toots is back, music fans are looking forward to seeing the veteran star in concert.
Toots Hibbert is responsible for hits including Pressure Drop, Sweet And Dandy and 54-46.