Santana recovers from heat stroke in Michigan

The guitarist was forced to stop his performance after feeling unwell.

Concern for Carlos Santana's health condition, after he suffered a fainting spell in the middle of a concert. The guitarist was forced to stop his performance after feeling unwell. He was holding 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 the side of the stage because he began to feel dizzy. Members of his team came to his rescue and stopped the show. Santana was taken away on a stretcher, which increased the concern of the audience, which filled the auditorium. The health authorities who assisted him have determined that his fainting was due to heat exhaustion and dehydration, and have recommended rest. Santana was scheduled to perform this July 6 in Burgettstown (at The Pavilion at Star Lake), but due to medical advice this show will be postponed to a later date, but no date has been specified.

Guitar icon

Carlos Humberto Santana Barragan, a native of Jalisco, was a pioneer in fusing Latin music with rock. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide (both with his band and as a solo artist). In addition, he has won ten Grammy Awards. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #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. Santana has stated that he has no plans to retire from the stage, as music is a fundamental part of his life.

Santana is married to
Cindy Blackman
Lenny Kravitz's drummer, since 2010.