Carlos Santana, one of the world’s most famous and accomplished guitarists, is said to be in good condition after collapsing on stage at a concert Tuesday — even though things initially looked grim.
According to the Daily Wire, Santana’s collapse came during his appearance at the Pine Knob Music Festival in Clarkston, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
The collapse was sudden, leaving fans and media wondering what had happened.
#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
The crowd was asked to pray for Santana, being told he had a “serious medical issue.”
However, a statement on his website said he was suffering from “heat exhaustion and dehydration.”
“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 website reads.
“The show 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,” Vrionis said.
“More details to follow thru Live Nation,” the concert promoter, Vrionis added.
Santana has been on tour since March 25 and is expected to stay on the road until Nov. 13, when he’s scheduled to close the tour at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.
Santana’s wife, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, also shared good news about the guitarist’s condition on social media.
“Hi Everyone! Carlos & I thank you so much for your prayers, love, care & concern for him!” she wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
“Please know that he’s resting and doing very well! He was diagnosed with heat exhaustion & dehydration… it was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue. He’ll be as good as new soon!”
Santana, a native of Mexico, moved to the United States with his family and found fame as in the 1960s and 1970s; he was considered one of the most talented guitarists of his or any generation.
He experienced a career resurgence in 1999, when his album “Supernatural” became a surprise pop hit, decades into his career. The single “Smooth,” with vocals by Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, quickly became his signature song, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for 12 weeks.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with the band that bears his name, in 1998.