Carlos Santana is recovering and will miss at least one show after he was taken ill during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan.
According to multiple reports from the scene, the guitar great collapsed onstage at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an outdoor amphitheater in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit.
Santana had suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration and was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation, explains his rep, Michael Vrionis, in a statement.
The veteran artist is said to be “doing well.”
The 74-year-old artist is on the road for his Miraculous Supernatural 2022 Tour: Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire, in support of his 26th and latest studio album, 2021’s Blessings and Miracles, his first through a deal with BMG.
His scheduled performance Wednesday evening at The Pavilion at Star Lake (formerly the S&T Bank Music Park) in Burgettstown, PA, will be rescheduled for a later date, Vrionis adds.
Considered one of the finest guitar players of all time, Santana has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys. In 1999, he tied Michael Jackson’s record for the most Grammys won in one night (eight). The two artists still share that record.
Santana’s long list of accolades include the Billboard Century Award (1996), Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009) and the Kennedy Center Honors (2013). In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998).
Santana is fresh off a performance for CNN’s star-studded The 4th in America special.