Carlos Santana collapsed onstage Tuesday night during a performance in Michigan due to heat exhaustion and dehydration.
The 74-year-old guitarist was playing at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston before being taken to hospital for a check-up, his manager Michael Vrionis has confirmed.
Vrionis told DailyMail.com that following his observations in the ER, the singer is recovering and “doing fine”.
Santana was about 40 minutes into his set – performing his song Joy – when he collapsed on stage to the shock of his fans, Fox 2 reports.
The concert organizers had to cancel the concert immediately and asked fans to “pray” for Santana after the medical emergency.
The Latest: Carlos Santana collapsed onstage Tuesday night during a performance in Michigan due to heat exhaustion and dehydration
A picture shared online by a Fox2 presenter showed medics on stage, confirming reports that concertgoers were told there was a “serious medical issue”.
A member of the crowd, Lori Pinson, told the outlet: “All of a sudden the music stopped. I didn’t see him collapse on stage but everyone had him by their side…
“A chair appeared where none had been before. The paramedics rushed onto the stage.’
She continued, “Right now he’s still on stage. They’ve drawn a black curtain so you can’t see him directly, but he’s still on stage.”
Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas later shared a photo of the arena with the lights coming on after Santana collapsed.
Worrying: A picture shared online by a Fox2 presenter showed medics on stage, confirming reports concertgoers were told there was a “serious medical issue”.
Reports: Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas shared a shot of the arena with the lights coming on after Santana collapsed
Helping out: A group of people surrounded the legendary performer on the venue’s stage
Cancelled: The concert was quickly canceled due to Santana’s medical problems
Barnas tweeted: “They just told us to leave the venue but so many are still here, stunned, looking at a nearly empty stage at Pine Knob, Clarkston…
“Santana was on a song he collaborated with Chris Stapleton for about a minute. Carlos called for healing and joy.’
According to one member of the audience, Santana “performed all the originals that everyone loves, like Black Magic Woman” and “made several statements about the state of the world, all positive.”
Huff Post editor Philip Lewis shared a clip of a group of people escorting the musician offstage with the caption, “Carlos Santana waves to clapping fans as he helps offstage.”
Earlier: The artist was spotted playing his gold guitar earlier in the evening
Taking time off: Santana is expected to resume his residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on September 14, playing several dates this month before coming to a two-week stint in November
Santana’s next concert on Wednesday at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania will be postponed to a later date and further details will be announced via Live Nation, his manager told us.
Famous for classics like Evil Ways and Oye Como Va, the artist is in the middle of the Miraculous Supernatural 2022 tour with Earth, Wind & Fire.
There are 19 dates left for the tour, which is scheduled to end August 27 in Tampa, Florida.
He is slated to resume his residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas on September 14 and play multiple dates this month before a two-week stint in November.
Updates: Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas shared her account of the incident in a series of tweets
Santana canceled a series of concerts in Las Vegas last December after undergoing surgery after suffering chest pains.
He later explained what happened in a video clip on Twitter.
“I had an incident last Saturday where I asked my wife, Cindy, to take me to the hospital because I had this thing in my chest,” Santana said. “When we went there, we found that I had to take care of it.
“That’s me and I’m going to take a little time off to make sure I’m replenishing and I’m resting and catching up on health so when I play for you I’ll play the way I do .” I’m used to giving you 150 percent – I wouldn’t show up if I couldn’t.’
Dailymail.com has reached out to Santana’s rep for comment.