Rock icon Carlos Santana postpones six tour dates after collapsing on stage

Rock icon Carlos Santana postponed six tour dates on Friday, days after collapsing on stage during a show in Michigan, a rep for the musician said.

Manager Michael Vrionis said shows in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas and Texas were being delayed so Santana could fully recover from heat exhaustion and dehydration.

“Carlos is doing well and looks forward to returning to the stage soon,” Vrionis said in a statement, adding that Santana “deeply regrets” the postponements, “but his health is our primary concern.”

The Indianapolis Star reported that his Friday show with Earth, Wind & Fire at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville was delayed a few minutes before he was scheduled to take the stage.

The newspaper reported a “collective groan” among the 20,000 fans who filled the hall as the news was read on stage. The concert has been moved to August 3.

The show was to be the first inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since it fell mid-concert at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkson, north of Detroit, and was carried offstage.

A Wednesday show in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania has also been postponed.

The other five canceled shows were scheduled to take place at venues in Cincinnati; Milwaukee; Dallas; Rogers, Arkansas; and The Woodlands, Texas.

Santana, 74, is still scheduled to perform concerts between July 23 and the end of the year, representatives for the musician have said. Her Miraculous Supernatural tour is set to run through August before she returns to Las Vegas for a residency at the House of Blues.

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