Carlos Santana: He has to postpone concerts
He has to postpone concerts
Carlos Santana fainted on stage on Tuesday. The star guitarist has now postponed six more shows on his tour.
Carlos Santana, 74, passed out Tuesday during a performance on stage at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan. In a statement, which can be read in an Instagram post on the musician’s official account, Santana’s manager Michael Vrionis has now explained that the guitarist has had to postpone six more shows on his tour “to protect his health”. “Doctors have advised Mr. Santana to rest to make a full recovery,” the rep said, adding, “Carlos is doing well and is looking forward to getting back on stage soon. He just needs rest. “
The concert in Noblesville (Indiana) last Friday evening was already affected. By July 16, shows were scheduled to take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rogers, Arkansas, Dallas, Texas, and Woodlands, Texas. The new dates will be announced later. The next scheduled gig is July 23rd in Paso Robles, California. The remaining tour dates in August are still confirmed.
“Overheating and Dehydration”
The concert series “Miraculous Supernatural Tour” serves to promote his latest studio album “Blessings and Miracles”, which was released last year. Santana will perform alongside legendary artists from the band Earth, Wind and Fire. A spokesman for the musician told People magazine after Tuesday’s incident that the guitarist “was overcome with overheating and dehydration” during the concert. He was taken to a hospital for observation and a show originally scheduled for Wednesday at the Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania was subsequently postponed.
Carlos Santana has been struggling with health problems for some time. Last December, he had “unplanned heart surgery” that forced him to cancel a number of his Las Vegas shows. The Grammy winner addressed the situation directly in a video message on Twitter at the time, explaining to his fans that he had to undergo surgery after problems with his chest. “So I’m going to take a little time off to regenerate, rest and restore my health so that when I play for you guys I can play like I used to and give you 150 percent.”