- Eduardo Rodríguez was found drunk walking on a highway in Trujillo Alto, in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- The salsero was detained by several police officers
- “Everyone is aware of the bad things,” the singer told a newscast while he was on top of a patrol
They find the salsa singer Lalo Rodríguez drunk and arrest him. The veteran Puerto Rican salsa singer Eduardo Rodríguez was arrested on Tuesday night by several police officers for allegedly being intoxicated while walking on a highway in Trujillo Alto, a municipality near San Juan, in Puerto Rico.
As reported by the newscast Noticentro, a video taken by the Instagram account “Yo soy Molusco”, the authorities received a call about a man who apparently was lying near some garbage containers on the PR-876 highway in this municipality. When the agents arrived, they found 63-year-old Lalo Rodríguez.
They find the salsa singer Lalo Rodríguez drunk
The singer, who has been detained in the past for other events, was later taken to a hospital. Lalo Rodríguez told the newscast that “everyone is watching out for bad things” and criticized that on July 18 he appeared at the patron saint festivities of Río Grande (northeast) and on the 25th in Guánica (southwest) and the media did not report on him.
“You don’t remember that, do you? Well now shit… on his mother, because I say what I see ”, added the interpreter to the Noticentro reporter in an annoyed tone. Ubaldo Rodríguez Santos, the artist’s first name, began his musical career at the age of 12 when he joined the Tempo Moderno orchestra as a singer.
With a great track record
At the age of 16, Lalo Rodríguez made his debut as a professional singer recording his first album with the legendary pianist of Puerto Rican origin Eddie Palmieri, entitled The sun of the latin music, which became the first album to obtain an Anglo-Saxon Grammy award in the genre. of the sauce.
The salsero later worked on the production Tommy Olivencia Introducing Lalo Rodríguez and Simón Pérez, which earned him his second Anglo-Saxon Grammy Award, becoming the first Latin singer to win two gramophones. Years later he released A New Awakening, which included Ven devórame otra vez, his greatest international success with which he remained for more than a year on the list of Billboard magazine (With information from Efe News).
Lalo Rodríguez was taken to a hospital to receive medical attention
On the verge of reaching 240 thousand reproductions, the video of the moment in which Lalo Rodríguez can be seen on top of a patrol is available on the social networks of the Instagram account “Yo soy Molusco”, where it is assured that the salsero was taken to a hospital for medical attention.
The Puerto Rican singer Jean Carlos Santiago Pérez, better known as Guaynaa, reacted like this to this video: “But why do they do that to him? The sick help each other, they don’t trample each other ”, while the interpreter Nio García also said:“ God take care of him ”.
They show their support for Lalo Rodríguez
But not only Guaynaa and Nio García were the only figures of the artistic milieu who showed their support to the salsa singer Lalo Rodríguez, whom they found drunk walking down the street, for which he was detained by police officers and later taken to jail. .
Singer Jowell expressed himself as follows: “I see a lot of messages finishing it off. Normal, but what the man says is clear. It was presented recently with success in 2 towns and nobody covered it… but for this racket the news cameras appear quickly. It’s cab … and I understand. It’s a shame because the man is a legend, God will know from the personal things that he has been going through for years (TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE).
“I don’t want to take advantage of the moment”
The Puerto Rican singer Manny Manuel surprised his followers by sharing a moving message dedicated to the salsa singer Lalo Rodríguez, who was found drunk walking down the street, to be later detained and transferred to a hospital for medical attention.
“I do not want to take advantage of the moment or the disagreements of my brothers … it is not my style … But today I take this audacity to make it known that when my soul tightens, when I see myself in a mirror, it is inevitable to meditate and tears take over my face… ”.
Manny Manuel asks that Lalo Rodríguez not be judged
Finally, Manny Manuel confessed that he took the audacity to ask his followers for understanding, empathy and commiseration with his “beloved brother”, Lalo Rodríguez: “I know how difficult it is to carry a process that at times wants to be our owner” .
“I ask that we please not sit on the ‘throne’ of judgment. Better yet, let’s walk along a path where we fall three times with the cross on our shoulders and none is exempt… By simply sending a little good energy we heal and we get healed… I expect no less from you… Thank you ”.
Puerto Rican salsa singer Cano Estremera dies
Puerto Rican salsa singer Cano Estremera dies at 62. This unfortunate news was released through local media in Puerto Rico. Veteran Puerto Rican salsa singer Cano Estremera, known for hits such as La boda de ella, El toro, El caimán or Ámame in slow motion, died at the age of 62 due to health complications.
“My heart is shattered, I have no consolation,” published the now widow of Carlos Enrique Estremera Colón, Yamira Arce, on his Facebook account, while Marcos Rodríguez, director of programming for the local salsa station Z-93 and known as ” El Cacique ”, explained that Estremera died in a hospital on the island, where he was held for about a week due to multiple health complications.
“Our prayers to the Cano Estremera family”
The governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez, also offered her condolences after the death of one of the most popular salsa interpreters in Latin America: “Our prayers to the Cano Estremera family after his death,” said the governor, who described to the salsero as “a glory of soneo and Puerto Rican salsa, which leaves us an extraordinary trajectory for the pride of every generation. Rest in peace”.
The albino singer suffered a complicated health picture due to a condition of pulmonary fibrosis, for which he received a lung transplant about two years ago. As a result of the transplant, the interpreter did not walk again.
A great talent
In May of last year, while Estremera was recovering from a bacteria that commonly affects transplant patients, she expressed her desire to return to music. The salsero also carried the nickname of “The owner of the soneo”, because in his presentations he used to “sonear”, that is, improvise in an indisputable way.
Estremera even competed in several events dedicated to “soneo”, called “Duels at night” against other prominent salsa players, such as the Puerto Ricans Domingo Quiñones, Lalo Rodríguez and the Dominican Jose Alberto “El Canario”.
“One gets frustrated”
In an interview with Efe in June 2013, Estremera admitted feeling frustrated, because the Caribbean genre that he has been representing for around 40 years, was in decline in Puerto Rico due to the roots of other types of music.
As he said at that time, salsa had declined so much in Puerto Rico that when he travels to countries like Colombia, Peru and Venezuela they tell him that it is in those places where this genre is currently alive: “You get frustrated. They tell me: ‘Puerto Rico is no longer the capital of salsa, because we maintain the tradition and the dances.’