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Carlos Santana was hospitalized on Tuesday night after he collapsed on stage during one of his concerts.

The legendary guitarist, who has been touring with Earth, Wind, and Fire, was performing at Pine Knob Music Theater, just outside Detroit, when he medical emergency occurred.

Carlos was about four or five songs into this set when he realized something was wrong and sat down in front of the drums. 

Moments later, he collapsed backward, prompting staffers and EMTs to rush to his aid.

A black tarp was brought out to provide privacy for Carlos Santana while emergency medical technicians worked on him. 

The audience was asked to leave and to say a prayer for Carlos.

Thankfully, he eventually came to and was taken to the emergency room at McLaren Clarkston for further evaluation and treatment. 

The beloved guitarist waved to the crowd as he was being wheeled off of the stage.

Santana’s management team released a statement via Facebook saying he’s doing well and is recovering after suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration. 

From Team Santana: Rock Legend Carlos Santana was over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan.

The guitar great was taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an outdoor amphitheater in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan. Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation and is doing well, it was announced by Santana’s manager Michael Vrionis tonight.

“The show with Earth, Wind & Fire for tomorrow July 6th at The Pavilion at Star Lake (formerly the S&T Bank Music Park) in Burgettstown, PA will be postponed to a later date.

More details to follow thru Live Nation,” Mr. Michael Vrionis added.

Watch the news report below.

Carlos released a statement via Facebook where he expressed his gratitude for the prayers and said he’s going to take it easy.

To one and all. Thank you for your precious prayers. 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.

In December, Carlos Santana canceled several shows after having an emergency heart procedure.

I pray that the living legend really does take it easy going forward.

Source: CNN