Friday, July 8, 2022

Carlos Santana recovering following collapse during Michigan concert

Carlos Santana is recovering following a collapse onstage during a July 5 show at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Michigan.

Representatives for the guitarist announced Carlos “was over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration” during the concert, before being transported to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation, where they reported he was “doing well” just hours after the incident.

“Hi Everyone! Carlos & I thank you so much for your prayers, love, care & concern for him!,” shared his wife and drummer, Cindy Blackman Santana, on July 6. “Please know that he’s resting and doing very well! He was diagnosed with heat exhaustion & dehydration… it was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue. He’ll be as good as new soon! Thank you again and we love you!”

Carlos later shared an update on social media, saying “to one and all: 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.”

Following the onstage incident, a Santana show initially scheduled at Star Lake Pavilion outside Pittsburgh, PA, on Wednesday, July 6, was rescheduled to Thursday, August 4; all previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. Earth, Wind & Fire will not be part of the newly rescheduled date. Instead, the new date will be an Evening with Santana.

On the road in support of his band’s latest album, “Blessings And Miracles”, Santana’s next show is scheduled for July 8 in Noblesville, IN. See also:

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