Carlos Santana collapsed onstage during a performance in Michigan on Tuesday night from heat exhaustion and dehydration.
The guitarist, 74, played at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston before being rushed to hospital for checkups, his manager Michael Vrionis confirmed.
Vrionis told DailyMail.com after undergoing observations after his sprint to the emergency room, the singer is recovering and “doing well.”
Santana was about 40 minutes into his set — playing his song Joy — when he collapsed onstage to the shock of his fans, Fox 2 reports.
Concert organizers had to cancel the concert immediately and asked fans to “pray” for Santana after the medical emergency.
The latest: Carlos Santana collapsed on stage Tuesday night from heat exhaustion and dehydration during a performance in Michigan
An image shared online by a Fox2 anchor showed medics onstage and confirmed reports that concertgoers had been told there was a “serious medical problem”.
An audience member, Lori Pinson, told the outlet, “Suddenly the music just died. I didn’t see him collapse on stage, but everyone had him on the side…
“A chair appeared where there was none before. The medics started running up the stage.’
She continued: “At the moment he is still on the podium. They’ve drawn a black curtain so you can’t see him right away, but he’s still on stage.”
Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas later shared a photo of the arena with the lights on after Santana collapsed.
Worryingly: An image shared online by a Fox2 anchor showed medics onstage, confirming reports that concertgoers had been told there was a ‘serious medical problem’
Reports: Journalist Jo-Ann Barnas shared a photo of the arena with the lights on after Santana collapsed
Help: A group of people surrounded the iconic performer on the venue’s stage
Cancelled: The concert was quickly canceled due to Santana .’s medical problem
Barnas tweeted: “They just told us to leave the venue but so many are still here, stunned, watching a nearly empty stage in Pine Knob, Clarkston…
“Santana spent about a minute on a song he had collaborated on with Chris Stapleton. Carlos cried for healing and joy.’
According to an audience member, Santana “played 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 off stage with the caption: “Carlos Santana waved at fans clapping as he helped off stage.”
Earlier: The artist was seen on his golden guitar earlier in the evening
Taking Time Off: Santana is slated to restart its House of Blues residency in Las Vegas on September 14 and will play multiple dates that month, ahead of a two-week period 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 known for classics like Evil Ways and Oye Como Va is in the midst of the Miraculous Supernatural 2022 tour featuring Earth, Wind & Fire.
There are 19 dates left for the tour, which is slated to run through August 27 in Tampa, Florida.
He is scheduled to restart his House of Blues residency in Las Vegas on September 14, and will play multiple dates that month, prior to 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 for chest pain.
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 because I had this in my chest,” Santana said. “So when we went there, we found out that I had to take care of it.
“So am I, and I’m going to take some time off to make sure I replenish, and I’m resting and catching up on my health, so that when I play for you, I’ll play the way I do” I used to and gave you 150 percent — I wouldn’t show up unless I could.”
Dailymail.com has reached out to Santana’s representative for comment.