A rep for Santana tells us the 75-year-old was over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration, leading to the medical episode. He was taken to a local hospital for continued observation, but his rep says he’s, “doing well.”
A scary moment for Carlos Santana and his fans, as the legendary musician collapsed onstage during one of his concerts.
Santana was performing at Pine Knob Music Theater, outside Detroit, Tuesday night, when a concertgoer tells us the medical emergency happened. We’re told Santana was bout 4 or 5 songs into his set, and started to sing a song called “Joy.”
Realizing something was wrong, we’re told Santana sat down in front of the drums, and then collapsed backward. From there, a bunch of staffers, including EMTs rushed to his aid.
You can see in video from the show, a black tarp was brought out in order to shield Santana while officials were working on him.
Thankfully, Santana came back around, and was seen waving to the crowd as he was wheeled off the stage.
It’s currently unclear what caused Carlos to collapse, but it appears he was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
According to people that attended the concert – which took place at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston – Santana was immediately attended to by medical personnel, who treated him onstage.
What caused Santana to collapse is unknown at the time of writing. According to Fox2 Detroit reporter Roop Raj, those in attendance at the show were “asked to pray for him because of a ‘serious medical’ issue”.
#BREAKING: Carlos Santana just passed out on stage at @PineKnobMusic. Medical personnel on stage. Crowd asked to pray for him because of a “serious medical” issue. Pic via @LoriPinsonFOX2 pic.twitter.com/6VqHkBwVIT
— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) July 6, 2022
Variety reports that Santana passed out during his set, but appeared to regain consciousness quickly. In a video posted from the crowd, the iconic rocker can be seen waving to fans as he’s carried backstage.
Carlos Santana waved to clapping fans as he’s helped off the stage pic.twitter.com/YA55N4QCZe
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 6, 2022
This is a developing story.