Carlos Santana collapses during concert in Michigan

Carlos Santana fell ill during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan.

According to multiple reports of the scene, the guitar collapsed on stage at Pine Knob Music Theater (formerly DTE Energy Music Theater), an open-air amphitheater in Clarkston, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit.

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Santana was treated “as we speak,” tweeted Billboard’s Gary Graff at about 10 p.m. ET.

Roop Raj, evening anchor and reporter at Fox2 Detroit, retweeted a photo of what appears to be Santana getting medical attention. “Medical staff on stage. Crowds asked to pray for him because of a ‘serious medical’ issue, he writes.

Graff tweeted an update at 10:37 p.m. ET. “Carlos Santana went off stage on a stretcher 20 minutes after the collapse at Pine Knob Music. No word yet on the condition, but he waved as he was rolled away.”

In a follow-up tweet, Graff notes that Santana was taken to the hospital. However, his condition remains unknown.

Santana apparently suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration and was taken to McLaren Clarkston’s emergency department for observation, explains his representative, Michael Vrionis. The experienced performer would ‘do well’.

The 74-year-old artist is on his way for his Miraculous Supernatural 2022 Tour: Santana + Earth, Wind and Fire, in support of his 26th and final studio album, 2021’s Blessings and Miracleshis first through a deal with BMG.

He will perform again Wednesday night at The Pavilion at Star Lake (formerly the S&T Bank Music Park) in Burgettstown, PA.

Santana is fresh off performing for CNN’s star-studded The 4th in America special.

Considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record nine Grammys for a single project, 1999’s supernatural

His long list of awards includes the Billboard Century Award (1996), the Lifetime Achievement honor of the Billboard Latin Music Awards (2009), the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013), and in 1998 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. (1998).

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