Soca star Benjai (Rodney Le Blanc) was hospitalised in Guyana on Sunday morning following a confrontation outside the Palm Court nightspot in Georgetown.

According to reports from, Benjai had wrapped up his headlining performance at a Pulse Entertainment soca-themed party and was leaving the nightspot when the incident occurred.

According to the website, the soca star…was outside the club chatting with a group of fans when the driver of a car was about to reverse into them.

“Reports state that one of the persons in the group with Benjai knocked on the trunk of the car to alert the driver that he was coming too close to them and that was when all hell broke loose. The driver of the car reportedly jumped out of the car and confronted the singer over someone knocking on his car.

“When the singer attempted to bring calm to the situation, the young man reportedly started to hurl expletives at the singer while threatening to use his firearm. An eyewitness said it was at that stage that another man whipped out a bottle and lashed the singer straight across the face.”

Benjai was hospitalised for his injuries and received 22 stitches for the cuts — one close to the ear and the other along the area of his jawbone.

The singer was expected to return to Trinidad yesterday; however, attempts to contact him proved futile.