Carlos Santana Collapses Onstage During Michigan Concert
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana passed out while performing onstage during a concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on Tuesday night, July 5.
The Grammy-winning guitarist was introducing the song “Joy,” from his 2021 album Blessings and Miracles, and describing the song as “mystical medicine music to heal a world infected with fear,” shortly after he walked over to a riser, sat down and suddenly collapsed.
The medical staff rushed to the stage and covered the 74-year-old guitarist with a curtain to hide him from the crowd’s view before wheeling him off after about 20 minutes of rendering first aid. A crew member came on stage and addressed the audience that the show was canceled saying:
“Ladies and gentlemen as you can we see have a severe medical emergency. Let’s share our prayers … We need it right now … Please send your light and love to this man.”
Last December, Santana, underwent what his management described as an “unscheduled” heart procedure, which caused postponement of his residency in Las Vegas. He resumed the show the following month and continued ever since.
While, the recent Michigan stop was part of Santana’s summer-long Miraculous Supernatural 2022 tour with Earth, Wind & Fire, which kicked off on June 17 and is scheduled to continue through the end of August. Santana is also slated to resume his popular residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas in September.