Carlos Santana recovers from fainting spell in Michigan

He suffered a heat stroke, according to his manager, which forced him to leave a concert.

Concern for Carlos Santana's health condition, after suffering a fainting spell in the middle of a concert. The guitarist was forced to stop his performance after feeling unwell. He was performing a concert in Michigan (at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston) when he began to feel the effects of the heat.

Forty minutes into the show, he had to lean against a section of the stage because he began to feel dizzy. The members of his team came to his rescue and stopped the show. Carlos Santana was removed on a stretcher, which increased the concern of the audience, which filled the auditorium. The health authorities who assisted Carlos Santana have determined that his fainting is due to heat exhaustion and dehydration, so they have recommended rest to the artist. Carlos Santana was scheduled to perform this July 6 in Burgettstown (at The Pavilion at Star Lake), but due to medical recommendations, this show will be postponed for a later date.

Carlos Santana, the guitar icon

Born Carlos Humberto Santana Barragan, and a native of Jalisco, Santana is considered the pioneer in fusing Latin music with rock. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide (both with his band and as a solo artist). Santana is the winner of ten Grammy Awards. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. 20 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

His albums Santana (1969) and Abraxas (1970) are considered by experts as benchmarks of contemporary music. In addition, Carlos Santana has stated that he has no plans to retire from the stage, as music is a fundamental part of his life. In fact, he is married to Cindy Blackman, Lenny Kravitz's drummer, whom he married in 2010.