According to people that attended the concert – which took place at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston – Santana was immediately attended to by medical personnel, who treated him onstage.
What caused Santana to collapse is unknown at the time of writing. According to Fox2 Detroit reporter Roop Raj, those in attendance at the show were “asked to pray for him because of a ‘serious medical’ issue”.
#BREAKING: Carlos Santana just passed out on stage at @PineKnobMusic. Medical personnel on stage. Crowd asked to pray for him because of a “serious medical” issue. Pic via @LoriPinsonFOX2 pic.twitter.com/6VqHkBwVIT
— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) July 6, 2022
Variety reports that Santana passed out during his set, but appeared to regain consciousness quickly. In a video posted from the crowd, the iconic rocker can be seen waving to fans as he’s carried backstage.
Carlos Santana waved to clapping fans as he’s helped off the stage pic.twitter.com/YA55N4QCZe
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 6, 2022
NME have reached out to representatives of Santana for comment and clarification.
This is a developing story.