Carlos Santana is recovering and will miss at least one show after he was 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.
Santana was “being treated as we speak,” tweeted Detroit-based music journalist Gary Graff, who was in attendance, at approximately 10 p.m. 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 wrote.
#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 @LoriPinsonFOX2 pic.twitter.com/6VqHkBwVIT— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) July 6, 2022
Graff tweeted an update, noting “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.”
Santana had 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, Penn., will be rescheduled for August 4 and tickets will be honored for the new date.
Considered one of the finest guitar players of all time, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys. In 1999, he tied Michael Jackson’s record for the most Grammys won in one night (eight). The two artists still share that record.
Santana’s long list of accolades include the Billboard Century Award (1996), Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009) and the Kennedy Center Honors (2013). 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.