‘Just taking it easy’: Carlos Santana ‘doing well’ after collapsing onstage

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Musician Carlos Santana is “doing very well” after being taken to the hospital following his collapse onstage in the middle of his concert Tuesday.

Santana, 74, was performing at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Michigan when he was overcome with exhaustion and dehydration.

“Thank you for your precious prayers,” Santana told his fans on Facebook. “Cindy 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.”

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Carlos Santana, right, and his wife Cindy Blackman Santana thanked fans for their concern and support following the guitarist’s onstage collapse in Michigan Tuesday. Seen here, the couple performed the national anthem before Game 2 of the NBA Finals in 2015.

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Santana’s wife and drummer, also known as Cindy Blackman, thanked fans, explaining what caused the heat exhaustion.

“Thank you so much for your prayers, love, care & concern for him!” Blackman Santana posted on Facebook. “Please know that he’s resting and doing very well! He was diagnosed with heat exhaustion & dehydration… it was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue. He’ll be as good as new soon! Thank you again and we love you!”

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Santana’s show originally scheduled for Wednesday in Pennsylvania has been rescheduled for Aug. 4.

It is being called an “Evening with Santana,” as the show will no longer include Earth, Wind & Fire. Tickets previously purchased will be honored.