Carlos Santana is an American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of Rock and roll and Latin American jazz. Recently, fans had to witness a scary moment for Santana as the legendary musician collapsed onstage during one of his concerts.
According to TMZ, Santana was performing in Michigan at a concert on July 5th when he suddenly felt sick and collapsed on the stage. Sources told the outlet that Santana was about 4 or 5 songs into his set, and started to sing a song called “Joy.”
Realizing something was wrong, Santana sat down in front of the drums, and then collapsed backward. From there, a bunch of staffers, including EMTs rushed to his aid. 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. Later on, a rep for Santana told TMZ that 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 said he’s, “doing well.”
Having won 3 Latin Grammys and ten Grammy Awards, Carlos Santana is among the finest guitarists of all time. In 1999, he received 9 Grammys for Supernatural, a single project that broke tons of records. In 2013, Carlos got the Kennedy Center Honors as well.
Santana was still doing his thing and performing, and he’s been at it for decades. Hopefully, he will be back at it soon. We are wishing the guitar legend a speedy recovery here at Thirsty.
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