Legendary rocker Carlos Santana postponed his tour to take care of his health after collapsing on stage at a Michigan performance Tuesday night.
The “Smooth” artist, 74, was taken off stage on a stretcher after being overcome by heat exhaustion and dehydration. He’s now reportedly “doing well,” according to his rep.
To ensure he’s back feeling like his normal self, Santana is pushing back six shows of his “Miraculous Supernatural” 2022 Tour with Earth, Wind & Fire “out of an abundance of caution for the artist’s health.”
“I regret to inform you that the Santana band has postponed tonight’s show at Ruoff Music Center Noblesville, Indiana,” Michael Vrionis, President of Universal Tone Management, said in a statement.
“And, we are postponing the July 9 show at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; July 10 at American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; July 12 at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Arkansas; July 15 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas; July 16 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas.”
“Doctor’s have recommended that Mr. Santana gets rest to recuperate fully,” Vrionis added.
The tour with Earth, Wind & Fire is scheduled to continue through the end of August.
“Carlos is doing well and is anxious to be back on stage soon. He just needs rest,” Vrionis continued.
“Santana profoundly regrets that these postponements of his upcoming performances; but, his health is our number one concern. He is looking forward to seeing all of his fans very soon.”
Santana performed 32 dates since March 25, according to his website.
He reportedly took some time off the road after undergoing an “unscheduled heart procedure” in December, according to Variety.