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Carlos Santana Collapsed Onstage, Tonight’s Pennsylvania Show Postponed


Later this month, guitar legend Carlos Santana will turn 75, which is an amazing feat even if you’re not still playing to thousands upon thousands of people. But unfortunately, due to dehydration and heat exhaustion, Santana collapsed onstage in Michigan last night, resulting in the postponement of his show tonight in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.

As reported by Loudwire, Santana collapsed during his set at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The show was part of his steady touring in support of his new album Blessings and Miracles, which came out last year.

Soon after Santana’s collapse, his team posted the following official statement to his Facebook page:

From Team Santana: Rock Legend Carlos Santana was over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan. The guitar great was taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an outdoor amphitheater in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan. 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. “The show with Earth, Wind & Fire for tomorrow July 6th at The Pavilion at Star Lake (formerly the S&T Bank Music Park) in Burgettstown, PA will be postponed to a later date. More details to follow thru Live Nation,” Mr. Michael Vrionis

Soon after that statement was posted, another Facebook post, this one seemingly from Santana himself, said the following:

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

Everyone at MetalSucks wishes Santana a full and speedy recovery. We’re glad he’s doing better. To everyone reading this: go drink a glass of water, right now.

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