Carlos Santana Collapses During Michigan Concert: Reports

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Carlos Santana is recovering and will miss at least once show after he has taken ill during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan.

According to multiple reports from the scene, the guitar great collapsed onstage at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an outdoor amphitheater in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit.

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.@SantanaCarlos just collapsed onstage at @PineKnobMusic Being treated as I type

— Gary Graff (@GraffonMusic) July 6, 2022

Santana was “being treated as we speak,” tweeted Billboard’s Gary Graff, at approximately 10pm ET.

Roop Raj, evening anchor and reporter at Fox2 Detroit, re-tweeted a photo of what appears to be Santana receiving medical attention. “Medical personnel on stage. Crowd asked to pray for him because of a ‘serious medical’ issue,” he writes.

#BREAKING: Carlos Santana just passed out on stage at ⁦@PineKnobMusic⁩. Medical personnel on stage. Crowd asked to pray for him because of a “serious medical” issue. Pic via ⁦@LoriPinsonFOX2pic.twitter.com/6VqHkBwVIT

— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) July 6, 2022

Graff tweeted an update at 10.37pm ET. “Carlos Santana taken offstage on stretcher 20 minutes after collapsing at Pine Knob Music. No word on condition yet but he waved while being rolled off.”

Update: @SantanaCarlos taken offstage on stretcher 20 minutes after collapsing at @PineKnobMusic
No word on condition yet but he waved while being rolled off

— Gary Graff (@GraffonMusic) July 6, 2022

Update; @SantanaCarlos taken to hospital after collapsing at @PineKnobMusic Waiting for more word on condition @313Presents @rockhall

— Gary Graff (@GraffonMusic) July 6, 2022

Santana apparently suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration and was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation, explains his rep, Michael Vrionis, in a statement.

The veteran artist is said to be “doing well.”

Update: @Carlos Santana was over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration during a concert Tuesday at @PineKnobMusic 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

— Gary Graff (@GraffonMusic) July 6, 2022

The 74-year-old artist is on the road for his Miraculous Supernatural 2022 Tour: Santana Earth, Wind & Fire, in support of his 26th and latest studio album, 2021’s Blessings and Miracles, his first through a deal with BMG.

His scheduled performance Wednesday evening at The Pavilion at Star Lake (formerly the S&T Bank Music Park) in Burgettstown, PA, will be rescheduled for a later date, Vrionis adds.

Considered one of the finest guitar players of all time, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project, 1999’s Supernatural.

His long list of accolades include the Billboard Century Award (1996), Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013) and, in 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998).

Santana is fresh off a performance for CNN’s star-studded The 4th in America special.

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