Carlos Santana fainted on stage during his performance at Michigan’s Pine Knob Music Theatre.
Carlos Santana passed out on stage Tuesday night during a concert at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan. Several social media posts containing videos went viral, showing the guitar legend waving to fans as he was carried off stage after his collapse. The musician was reportedly treated immediately after his shocking fall.
As Variety reported, Santana was about 20 minutes into his set when he sat on a drum stand while performing the song Joy and fell backward. Medical personnel rushed to the stage after the musician collapsed. Although it later emerged that it was not a severe health problem that caused the collapse of the guitar legend.
According to NBC, the 74-year-old’s manager later said in a statement that he was “doing well.” The musician’s manager also informed that the cause of his collapse was heat exhaustion and dehydration. However, following the recent incident, Santana’s upcoming show, scheduled for Wednesday in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, has now been put off until further notification, according to a statement shared by his manager.
The musician is currently on The Miraculous Supernatural Tour, which has 21 more dates until the end of August. Santana plans to return to Las Vegas for his House of Blues residency. In December, the guitarist’s health became a cause for concern when he canceled a series of shows in Las Vegas after undergoing an unspecified and unplanned heart procedure.
A declaration on his website said he was taken to the emergency room at McLaren Clarkston Medical Center for observation and is doing well.
“To everyone, thank you for your valuable prayers. Cindy and I are good, just taking it easy,” Santana wrote on his Facebook page, referring to his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman. “I forgot to eat food and drink water, so I got dehydrated and fainted; blessings and miracles to you all,” he added.
Footage from the concert showed medical staff and other crew gathered around him on stage.
The statement quoted Santana’s manager, Michael Vrionis, saying that the guitarist’s appearance in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday would be postponed.
Mexican-born Santana, known for hits like “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va,” stood up to fame in the 1960s with his band Santana and is currently on his “Miraculous Supernatural 2022 Tour.”
Mr. Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and been nominated 14 times. The Grammy Hall of Fame includes two of his works: his 1969 album “Santana” and the 1970 album “Abraxas,” according to the Grammy Awards.