Carlos Santana ‘Doing Well’ After Onstage Collapse
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Carlos Santana has finally released a statement reassuring fans of his condition following the recent incident Tuesday night at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Michigan, where he passed out while performing onstage.
The Grammy-winning guitarist was introducing the song “Joy,” from his 2021 album Blessings and Miracles, when he walked over to a riser, sat down and suddenly collapsed. The medical staff rushed to the stage and took Santana from the venue to the emergency department at a nearby hospital. Then a crew member addressed the audience that the show was canceled.
According to a representative for Santana, the 74-year-old guitarist was “overtaken by heat exhaustion and dehydration.” His manager, Michael Vrionis, said he is now “doing well.” On his Facebook page, Santana reaffirmed the explanation saying:
“To one and all, thank you for your precious prayers.
“Cindy [his wife and drummer] 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.”
Last December, Santana, underwent an unexpected heart procedure, which caused postponement of his residency in Las Vegas. He resumed the show the following month and continued ever since. But Vrionis noted that Santana’s scheduled show for Wednesday at the Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pa., “will be postponed to a later date.”
Aside from that, the rest of Santana’s summer-long Miraculous Supernatural 2022 tour with Earth, Wind & Fire, which kicked off on June 17 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.