Carlos Santana, 74, ‘doing well’ as he’s treated for dehydration after onstage collapse in Michigan

Carlos Santana collapsed on stage due heat exhaustion and dehydration during a performance in Michigan on Tuesday evening.

The guitar player, 74, was playing at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston before being rushed to hospital for checks, his manager Michael Vrionis confirmed. 

Vrionis told DailyMail.com after that undergoing observations following his dash to the emergency room the singer is recovering and ‘doing well’.

Santana was around 40 minutes into his set – playing his song Joy – when he collapsed on stage to the shock of his fans, reports Fox 2.

Concert organisers were forced to immediately cancel the concert and asked fans to ‘pray’ for Santana following the medical emergency.

The latest: Carlos Santana collapsed on stage due heat exhaustion and dehydration during a performance in Michigan on Tuesday evening

A image shared online by a Fox2 anchor showed medics on stage and confirmed reports that concert-goers had been told there was a ‘serious medical issue’.

A member of the crowd, Lori Pinson, told the outlet: ‘Suddenly the music just died down. I didn’t see him collapse on stage, but everyone had him off to the side… 

‘A chair appeared where there was not one before. The medics began to rush up on stage.’

She continued: ‘Right now he is still on stage. They have pulled a black curtain so you can’t see him on directly but he is still on stage.’

Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas later shared a photograph of the arena with the lights up in the wake of Santana collapsing.

Worrying: A image shared online by a Fox2 anchor showed medics on stage and confirmed reports that concert-goers had been told there was a 'serious medical issue'

Worrying: A image shared online by a Fox2 anchor showed medics on stage and confirmed reports that concert-goers had been told there was a ‘serious medical issue’ 

Reports: Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas shared a shot of the arena with the lights up in the wake of Santana collapsing

Reports: Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas shared a shot of the arena with the lights up in the wake of Santana collapsing 

Helping out: A group of people surrounded the iconic performer onstage at the venue

Helping out: A group of people surrounded the iconic performer onstage at the venue 

Cancelled: The concert was swiftly cancelled amid Santana's medical issue

Cancelled: The concert was swiftly cancelled amid Santana’s medical issue 

Barnas tweeted: ‘They just told us to leave the venue, but so many are still here, stunned, looking at a near empty stage at Pine Knob, Clarkston… 

‘Santana was about one minute into a song he had collaborated with Chris Stapleton. Carlos was calling for healing and joy.’

According to a member of the audience, Santana ‘played all the originals everyone loves like Black Magic Woman’ and ‘was making several statements on the state of the world, all positive.’

Huff Post editor Philip Lewis shared a clip of a group of people escorting the musician off of the stage with the caption: ‘Carlos Santana waved to clapping fans as he’s helped off the stage.’ 

Earlier: The artist was seen playing his golden guitar earlier in the evening

Earlier: The artist was seen playing his golden guitar earlier in the evening 

Taking time off: Santana is slated to restart his House of Blues Las Vegas residency September 14, and will play multiple dates that month, prior to a two-week stretch in November

Taking time off: Santana is slated to restart his House of Blues Las Vegas residency September 14, and will play multiple dates that month, prior to a two-week stretch in November

Santana’s next concert at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday will be postponed to a later date and more details will be posted via Live Nation, his manager told us.

The artist famed for classics as Evil Ways and Oye Como Va is in the middle of the Miraculous Supernatural 2022 tour with Earth, Wind & Fire. 

There are 19 dates remaining on the tour, which is scheduled to end August 27 in Tampa, Florida.

He is slated to restart his House of Blues Las Vegas residency September 14, and will play multiple dates that month, prior to a two-week stretch in November.

Updates: Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas shared her account of the incident in a series of tweets

Updates: Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas shared her account of the incident in a series of tweets 

Santana cancelled a series of concerts in Las Vegas last December after he underwent a procedure after suffering from chest pains.

He later explained the course of events in a video clip on Twitter.

‘Last Saturday, I had an incident where I asked my wife, Cindy, to take me to the hospital ’cause I had this thing happening in my chest,’ Santana said. ‘So when we went there, we found out that I needed to take care of it.

‘So I am, and I’m going to be taking time off for a little bit to make sure I replenish, and I rest and I catch up with my health so that when I play for you, I will play the way I’m used to and give you 150 percent – I wouldn’t show up unless I could do that.’

Dailymail.com has reached out to Santana’s rep for comment.  

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