Carlos Santana "Doing Well" After Collapsing Onstage in Michigan

The guitarist was treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration

Photo: Dana Zuk

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jul 6, 2022

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has been touring North America this year in support of Blessing and Miracles, which arrived last fall. Along the trek, the band performed at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, last night (July 5), where Santana collapsed onstage as a result of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Twenty minutes after taking the spill, Santana was reportedly rushed off stage on a stretcher and taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston, where he stayed for observation. A post from the musician's Facebook page from Santana's manager Michael Vrionis says that the musician is "doing well."

"It was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue," another Facebook post reads.

Santana's performance with Earth, Wind & Fire in Burgettstown, PA, which was scheduled to take place today, has been postponed. So far, no other dates on the trek have been affected.

Read a message from the musician below.

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

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