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Carlos Santana: Guitarist collapses while performing 

During a performance in Michigan, Carlos Santana experienced heat exhaustion.

During his performance in Michigan on Tuesday night, renowned artist Carlos Santana experienced a medical emergency, according to his management group.

A statement from Santana’s management team was published on his official Facebook page, claiming that the musician was worn out by “heat exhaustion and dehydration.”  

While he was performing at an outdoor amphitheater called Pine Knob Music Theatre about 40 miles outside of Detroit, in Clarkston.

According to CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford, temperatures in Clarkston on Tuesday rose as high as 90 degrees, almost 10 degrees above normal.

The 74-year-old musician can be seen sitting in a corner of the stage and putting down his guitar in videos taken by admirers.

The stage crew held up a black cloth to obscure the view of the stage as medical staff ministered to Santana. A video shows the performer being booed by supporters as he is taken off the stage. According to Zee, the performer waved to the audience as he was led off stage.

Following the incident, Santana also shared a brief statement on Facebook in which he expressed gratitude to his followers for their “sweet prayers.”

He noted, “I forgot to eat and drink water, which caused me to become dehydrated and pass out.

The concert has been postponed, according to the announcement. The musician was scheduled to perform with Earth, Wind, and Fire on Wednesday night in Pennsylvania.

Monday’s event for CNN’s “The Fourth in America” featured a performance by Santana.

American guitarist Carlos Santana gained notoriety in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which created the first musical synthesis of Latin American jazz and rock & roll. His blues-based melodies were accompanied by Latin American and African rhythms, which were created using percussion instruments that aren’t typically used in rock music, like congas and timbales.

In the late 1990s, he saw a rise in his popularity and praise from critics. On their list of the top 100 guitarists published in 2015, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. 20. In 1998, he and his namesake band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition, he has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.

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