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Carlos Santana Collapses On Stage During Concert

Carlos Santana Collapses On Stage During Concert

The legendary guitarist was carried off stage and rushed to hospital

The legendary guitarist Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a concert in Michigan, USA.

The musician was performing at Pine Knob Music Theatre, an outdoor venue near the city of Detroit, last night (Tuesday 5 July) when his representatives said he was 'overtaken by heat exhaustion and dehydration'.

The 74-year-old - whose band is known for hits including 'Smooth' and 'Maria Maria' - was attended to by multiple staff members and medical personnel.

Videos shared on social media showed Santana being helped off the stage and waving to fans as he exited.

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Members of the audience were reportedly asked by venue staff for their 'prayers' following the 'serious' medical emergency.

His manager, Michael Vrionis, confirmed that the musician is now 'doing well'.

"Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation and is doing well," he said.

The incident occurred during Santana's Miraculous Supernatural Tour, which the band is currently undergoing with fellow rock band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Vrionis added that Wednesday's performance at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, would be postponed following the incident.

In a post on Facebook, Santana thanked his fans for their support.

He wrote: "To one and all, thank you for your precious prayers

"Cindy [his wife] and I we are good just taking it easy. Forgot to eat and drink water so I dehydrated and passed out.

"Blessings and miracles to you all."

The guitarist is now recovering.

Santana was forced to postpone part of a Las Vegas residency in December last year, following an 'unscheduled' heart procedure.

He resumed the residency in January and began the North American tour in March.

The guitarist and his band rose to fame in the '60s and '70s, fusing rock 'n' roll and Latin American jazz.

The 10-time Grammy Award winner is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Topics: Music, US News