Carlos Santana Recovering, Postpones Next Show After Collapsing on Stage

Carlos Santana concert Crocus City Hall in Moscow. July 17, 2011 — Photo by Ndenisov/Deposit Photos

Legendary guitarist and songwriter Carlos Santana has postponed his next scheduled concert after collapsing on stage Tuesday night during a performance near Detroit.

Santana was scheduled to take the stage this evening in the Pittsburgh area at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA, but the show has been put on hold, according to a statement on the venue’s Twitter page.

“Santana with special guests Earth, Wind & Fire at The Pavilion at Star lake is being rescheduled. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date once announced. More information will be emailed to ticket holders directly,” the Pavilion tweeted early Wednesday morning.

The “Black Magic Woman” singer is currently recovering after being “over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration,” according to a statement his management team posted on Santana’s official Facebook page.

“Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation and is doing well,” his team added.

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The musician also took to Facebook to thank fans for their support and well-wishes.

“Thank you for your precious prayers. Cindy [Santana’s wife Cindy Blackman] and I are good, just taking it easy. Forgot to eat and drink water, so I was dehydrated and passed out. Blessings and miracles to you all,” the 74-year-old musician wrote in his post.

Santana’s rise to fame began in the 1960s with his band Santana that mixed both rock and Latin jazz. As a solo artist, he is best known for his 1999 song “Smooth” which featured Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas, as well as the hit single “Maria Maria” featuring R&B duo the Product G&B.