Carlos Santana collapses on stage during open-air concert

6 July 2022, 10:51

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By Mayer Nissim

Superstar guitarist Carlos Santana tells fans he's okay after his on-stage collapse.

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Carlos Santana has reassured fans that he is safe and well after he collapsed on-stage during an open-air concert yesterday (July 5).

The 74-year-old legendary guitarist had been performing at Pine Knob Music Theatre as part of the Miraculous Supernatural tour alongside Earth, Wind & Fire when he had to be stretchered off stage mid-show.

"Ladies and gentlemen, as you can see, we have a severe medical emergency," said a member of the team directly after the incident halted the concert.

"Let's share our prayers... We need it right now... Please send your light and love to this man."

Thankfully, footage showed Santana waving to fans as he was taken offstage, suggesting his condition was not too serious.

Carlos Santana in concert on July 5
Carlos Santana in concert on July 5. Picture: Getty Images

Santana posted on Facebook this morning to let people know that he is doing okay.

"To one and all," he said. "Thank you for your precious prayers.

"Cindy and I we are good just taking it easy. Forgot to eat and drink water, so I dehydrated and passed out. Blessings and miracles to you all."

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An official statement from his team also confirmed: "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 amphitheatre 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."

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Santana's planned performance tonight (July 6) at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA will be rescheduled for another date.

Last October, Carlos's band Santana released their 26th studio album Blessings and Miracles, which featured a cover of Procul Harum's classic 'Whiter Shade of Pale' recorded with Steve Winwood.

Santana is one of the biggest sellers in music history, with over 100 million records sold and four number one US albums.

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