Carlos Santana Collapses On Stage During A Performance At Michigan’s Pine Knob Music Theater

Carlos Santana, a legendary guitarist, collapsed while performing close to Detroit and received medical attention.

Carlos Santana

On stage during a concert on Tuesday, July 5, 75-year-old Carlos Santana abruptly collapsed. Around 10:00 PM local time, according to WDIV-TV, medical personnel entered the stage while the “Somewhere in Heaven” performer was giving a set at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkson, Michigan. The audience was “invited to pray for him because of a serious medical condition,” according to a Tweet from Fox 2 Detroit reporter Roop Raj.

About 20 minutes into his performance, the guitarist apparently dropped out. He was quickly treated and rolled offstage while waving to his audience. When he collapsed, he was singing a song that he and Chris Stapleton had co-written.

A Santana spokesman said that the 75-year-dehydration old’s and heat fatigue were what caused the medical crisis. Although he was sent to a local hospital for additional examination, his representative reports that he is “doing well.”

A medical issue occurred during Santana’s performance at Pine Knob Music Theater, north of Detroit, on Tuesday night, according to a concertgoer. According to reports, Santana started singing “Joy” when he was about four or five songs into his set.

Carlos Santana performing at concert

Before passing out, Santana is said to have noticed something was wrong and sat down in front of the drums. After that, additional employees, including EMTs, came to his aid. In the show’s video, it can be seen that a black tarp was brought out to cover Santana while medics worked on him.

Earth, Wind & Fire, and Santana have been touring together this year. The tour started a little over a month ago and was supposed to last through the end of August, After that, he apparently has intentions to keep up a residency at the legendary House of Blues in Las Vegas. His rock/Latin sound gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s with songs like “Black Magic Woman” and “Evil Ways,” among other timeless, ground-breaking hits.

Carlos, who is regarded as a master of his craft, has won not one but ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. His career has lasted several decades, reaching its pinnacle in 1999 when Supernatural won nine Grammy awards. Just a year before, in 1997, he had been honored with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

There is no information on what prompted this, but he did endure an “unscheduled cardiac procedure” last year, which was significant enough to force the cancellation of his residency gigs in December 2021 at the Las Vegas House of Blues. In a video message, Santana responded to the situation by saying, “I’m going to be taking time off for a little bit to make sure that I replenish and relax.” He also stated that he visited the hospital on Saturday after having chest pain.


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