Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana collapsed onstage during his concert Tuesday night (July 5) due to heat exhaustion.
Santana collapsed about 40 minutes into his performance at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The house lights then dimmed as the 74-year-old musician was attended to by medical staff. Soon after, a crew member go on the mic and addressed the audience.
“Ladies and gentlemen, as you can see, we have a severe medical emergency,” he said. “Let’s share our prayers… We need it right now… Please send your light and love to this man.”
A representative for Santana later on released the following statement regarding his condition: “Rock Legend Carlos Santana was over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan. The guitar great was taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre),an outdoor amphitheater in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan. Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation and is doing well, it was announced by Santana’s manager Michael Vrionis tonight.”
Soon after, Santana shared an update via his official Facebook page. “Thank you for your precious prayers,” he wrote. “Just taking it easy. Forgot to eat and drink water so I dehydrated and passed out. Blessings and miracles to you all.”
Santana’s concert that was scheduled for tonight (Wednesday July 6, 2022) at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania has now been postponed.
Santana is currently touring with EARTH, WIND & FIRE as a part of the “Miraculous Supernatural” run of dates.
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