On Tuesday night, Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a performance in Michigan.
According to Page Six, a representative for the “Smooth” singer, now 74, told the outlet that he was overcome by heat exhaustion and dehydration. Fans were concerned after Santana was seen being carried off the stage in a stretcher. Fortunately, sources report that he is now “doing well.”
Although he seems to be recovering, he is postponing six shows of his “Miraculous Supernatural” 2022 Tour with Earth, Wind & Fire “out of an abundance of caution for the artist’s health.”
Carlos Santana Postpones Six Tour Dates ‘Out Of An Abundance Of Caution’
Michael Vrionis, President of Universal Tone Management, released a statement on his website announcing the news on Saturday morning.
They are canceling planned performances in Noblesville, Indianan, Cincinnati, Ohio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rogers, Arkansas, Dallas, Texas, and Woodlands, Texas.
The statement reads:
“I regret to inform you that the Santana band has postponed tonight’s show at Ruoff Music Center
Noblesville, Indiana. 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.”
The statement goes on to say that doctors “have recommended that Mr. Santana gets rest to recuperate fully.” It also states that “All shows as planned beginning July 23rd of this month in Paso Robles, CA through the end of 2022 are still confirmed and will be performed as scheduled.”
“Carlos is doing well and is anxious to be back on stage soon. He just needs rest,” the statement 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.”
The statement also adds that Live Nation will honor all previously purchased tickets for the rescheduled show dates, which will be announced at a later time.
This isn’t the first time that Santana has had to take some time off performing. According to Variety, he had to take a break in December for an “unscheduled heart procedure,” but seemed to make a quick recovery.
Unfortunately for fans, Carlos Santana isn’t the only artist who is postponing several tour dates. “Stitches” singer Shawn Mendes recently announced that he is postponing three weeks of tour dates to focus on his mental health.
Shawn Mendes Postpones Three Weeks Of World Tour ‘To Heal’
On Friday night, the “Treat You Better” singer announced that he was taking a break from his “Wonder: The World Tour,” which started last month in Portland. Shows are scheduled through August 2023.
“This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I’m going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice,” he began in an Instagram post.
“I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been difficult to be on the road away from friends and family,” he explained. “After a few years off the road, I was ready to dive back in, but the decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point.”
“After speaking with my team and health professionals, I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost,” he continued. “As soon as there are more updates I promise I will let you know love you guys.” He capped off the post with a red heart emoji.
In April 2022, fans of the “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” singer expressed concern for him online after he posted a lengthy tweet about his feelings.
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) April 20, 2022
“the truth is even with so much success I still find it hard to feel like I’m not failing,” he wrote. “hyper focused on what I don’t have, forgetting to see all that I do. The truth is I’m overwhelmed and overstimulated lol.”
im honestly so okay! i just wanna communicate with you guys in a real honest way. so i just typed i big old note out for you lol
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) April 20, 2022
In a follow-up tweet, the 23-year-old singer was quick to reassure his fans, tweeting, “im honestly so okay! i just wanna communicate with you guys in a real honest way. so i just typed i big old note out for you lol.”