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US guitarist Carlos Santana collapses onstage in Michigan

The musician, whose band is known for hits including Smooth and Maria Maria, was attended to by multiple staff members and medical personnel.

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US guitarist Carlos Santana collapses onstage in Michigan (Alamy/PA)

US guitarist Carlos Santana collapses onstage in Michigan (Alamy/PA)

US guitarist Carlos Santana collapses onstage in Michigan (Alamy/PA)

US guitarist Carlos Santana has received medical attention after collapsing onstage during a show in Michigan.

The musician, whose band is known for hits including Smooth and Maria Maria, was attended to by multiple staff members and medical personnel.

Videos shared on social media showed the 74 year-old being helped off the stage and waving to fans as he exited.

Members of the audience were reportedly asked by venue staff for their “prayers” following the “severe” medical emergency.

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EXW8XP Locarno, Switzerland 10st July, 2015. Carlos Santana performs live at Moon And Stars © Roberto Finizio/Alamy Live News

EXW8XP Locarno, Switzerland 10st July, 2015. Carlos Santana performs live at Moon And Stars © Roberto Finizio/Alamy Live News

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EXW8XP Locarno, Switzerland 10st July, 2015. Carlos Santana performs live at Moon And Stars © Roberto Finizio/Alamy Live News

The incident occurred during Santana’s Miraculous Supernatural Tour, which the band is currently undergoing with fellow rock band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Santana was performing at Pine Knob Music Theatre, an outdoor venue near the city of Detroit.

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The musician was forced to postpone part of a Las Vegas residency in December last year, following an “unscheduled” heart procedure.

He resumed the residency in January and began the North American tour in March.


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