Carlos Santana is ‘taking it easy’ after collapsing onstage

Heat and dehydration caused legendary musician Carlos Santana to collapse during an open-air concert in Michigan on Tuesday.

The 74-year-old rocker was “overwhelmed with heat exhaustion and dehydration” during a concert at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit, his manager Michael Vrionis said in a statement released on the artist’s website ” Supernatural”.

The musician reportedly had a handful of songs in his set when he sat down in front of a drum kit and collapsed backwards during a performance of “Joy,” TMZ said.

Photos and videos posted to social media showed Santana being treated onstage by medics in the amphitheater and then waving to the audience as he was wheeled away.

The famous guitarist was taken to the emergency room at McLaren Clarkston Hospital for observation and is doing well, Vrionis said.

The 10-time Grammy winner took to Facebook late Tuesday to thank fans for their “precious prayers” and to let them know that he and his wife Cindy Blackman Santana are “fine to take it easy.”

“I forgot to eat and drink water / so I got dehydrated and passed out / blessings and wonders to you all,” the “Smooth” musician wrote in verse.

Santana performed with Grammy Hall of Famers Earth, Wind and Fire during his Miraculous Supernatural 2022 Tour. The tour began on June 17 in Chula Vista, California and reached Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on June 18. The tour concludes August 27th in Tampa, Florida.

Wednesday’s show, which was scheduled for the Star Lake pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, has been postponed due to Santana’s condition. Concert promoter Live Nation will handle ticket refunds and changes once the new date is announced.

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