Carlos Santana collapsed onstage during a concert in Michigan on Tuesday night (July 5).
According to a statement provided by Santana’s management, the 74-year-old guitarist was overtakwn by “heat exhaustion and dehydration” when he experienced a medical emergency during his show at the outdoor Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston. After being treated by medical personnel onstage, Santana was transported to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for evaluation and is “doing well.”
Later that evening, Santana offered an update on his condition via Facebook. “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 is currently on tour with Earth, Wind & Fire as a part of the Miraculous Supernatural Tour. His next scheduled performance – at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania tonight (July 6) – has been postponed due to the incident.
Carlos Santana waved to clapping fans as he’s helped off the stage pic.twitter.com/YA55N4QCZe
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 6, 2022