Carlos Santana collapses on stage after forgetting to eat or drink water

Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed during a show in Michigan Tuesday night and was rushed to a hospital, where he later blamed the episode for forgetting to eat or drink water.

Santana, 74, did “well” on Wednesday after being taken to McLaren Clarkston’s emergency department for observation Tuesday night from his show at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. said manager Michael Vrionis in a statement.

“Just take it easy,” the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer posted on Facebook just after midnight. “Forgot to eat and drink water so I dehydrated and passed out. Blessings and wonders to all of you.”

It was not immediately known when Santana would resume his tour, although Wednesday’s show at the Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pa., has been postponed. He and his band tour with Earth, Wind & Fire.

The tour has 21 dates left until the end of August for Santana – the artist behind hits like Hey, how are you doing and black magic woman — is slated to return to Las Vegas for his residency at the House of Blues.

In December, Santana canceled a number of Las Vegas performances after undergoing an unspecified heart procedure. He and members of his band also tested positive for COVID-19 in February, canceling some dates.

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