Legendary musician Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a concert Tuesday night. He was playing a gig outside at the Pine Knob Music Theater (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an amphitheater in Clarkston, Michigan, about 40 miles northwest of Downtown Detroit, when the incident occurred. According to TMZ, a representative for Santana said that he collapsed due to heat exhaustion and dehydration.
The 75-year-old Santana was seen waving to fans as he was taken from the stage by medical professionals. That's obviously a great sign. He was treated by emergency medical personnel.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician 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 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.”
Despite his advanced age, Carlos Santana still tours frequently. He is considered one of the greatest guitarists of this generation, if not of all-time.
Carlos Santana is a Mexican-born American citizen. He's known for combining rock, jazz and blues. The legendary musician tied Michael Jackson by winning eight Grammy Awards in a single year. His song “Smooth” is still one of the most recognizable songs to the general public. Some of his other well known songs include “Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways,” “The Game of Love,” among many, many others.
His current tour is put on hold with scheduled appearances in Ohio and Milwaukee on the docket.