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Carlos Santana Collapses on Stage

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 07: Musician Carlos Santana rehearses prior to Game Two of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 7, 2015, in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Carlos Santana collapsed on stage last night (July 5th) while performing in Independence Township, Michigan at the famed Pine Knob Music Theatre.

Ultimate Classic Rock reported: “The rocker was approximately 55 minutes into the show when he began to introduce ‘Joy,’ a collaboration with Chris Stapleton that was released on 2021’s Blessings And Miracles. After describing the song as ‘mystical medicine music to heal a world infected with fear,’ Santana and his namesake band launched into the tune. The guitarist then walked over to a riser, sat down, and appeared to pass out. The show was immediately stopped as he was attended to by medical staff. At one point, a curtain was placed on stage to hide the guitarist from the crowd’s view.”

A crew member explained to the crowd that the guitarist was dealing with a “severe medical emergency,” before asking the crowd for their prayers and well wishes. 20 minutes after the collapse, Santana was seen being wheeled off the stage on a stretcher.