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(WATCH) Carlos Santana Collapses on Stage


American guitarist Carlos Santana passed out while on stage at Pine Knob Music Theatre near Detroit about an hour into a performance.

A rep for Santana told PEOPLE that he was “over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration.”

“Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston and is recovering.”


PEOPLE reported:

Carlos Santana is recovering after he fainted from heat exhaustion while performing in Michigan on Tuesday night.

The legendary musician, 74, was on stage at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston when he passed out.

A rep for Santana tells PEOPLE in a statement that he was “over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration” during the show, adding: “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.”

They added, “Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation and is doing well.”

Santana’s manager Michael Vrionis added that a show originally scheduled for Wednesday at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, has since been postponed.

The Hollywood Reporter noted in December that Santana underwent an “unscheduled heart procedure.”

Carlos Santana has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December.

In a video message released Wednesday, Santana said he asked his wife to take him to the hospital  Saturday because of an issue with his chest.

“I’m going to be taking time off for a little bit to make sure that I replenish and rest,” Santana said.

Michael Vrionis, president of Universal Tone Management, said the 74-year-old guitarist underwent an “unscheduled heart procedure,” but gave no specifics.


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