Carlos Santana's Health Scares Over The Years

Carlos Santana is recovering after experiencing heat exhaustion during a performance near Detroit. The 74-year-old musician collapsed on stage at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan (via CBS News). Concert-goers posted videos and pictures on social media showing Santana being treated by medics on stage. He appeared to wave to fans as he was carried off stage to receive further treatment.

But this isn't the first health scare the acclaimed musician has faced. According to Rolling Stone, in 1967, at just 19 years old, he was hospitalized after testing positive for tuberculosis. And it wasn't until 2021, his health would make headlines again when he'd have to cancel several shows following an unscheduled heart surgery procedure (per People). The Grammy award-winning guitarist explained, "I had an incident where I asked my wife, Cindy, to take me to the hospital 'cause I had this thing happening in my chest." Santana then canceled all shows in December 2021 scheduled at the House of Blues Las Vegas as he recovered.

Following his heart surgery, the president of Universal Tone Management, Michael Vrionis, shared an update saying, "Carlos is doing fantastic and is anxious to be back on stage soon." Vrionis continued, "He profoundly regrets that this 'speed bump' necessitated the cancellation of his upcoming performances" (via Hollywood Reporter).

Santana resumed his performances in January 2022.

Carlos Santana's recovery

Following Carlos Santana's most recent health scare, his manager released a statement saying Santana was taken to a hospital for observation, and he is doing well after suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration (per CBS News).

Santana also shared a message of his own on Facebook writing to fans, "Thank you for your precious prayers. Cindy and I are good just taking it easy, forgot to eat and drink water so I dehydrated and passed out. Blessings and miracles to you all."

Santana is currently on his Miraculous Supernatural tour with Earth, Wind and Fire. The tour began in March and has made 32 stops so far (via Page Six).

Santana's official website posted a tour update saying, "The show for tomorrow July 6th at The Pavilion at Star Lake (formerly the S&T Bank Music Park) in Burgettstown, PA. will be postponed to a later date. More details to follow thru Live Nation."