Carlos Santana collapses on stage, Doctors blame heat exhaustion, dehydration

Photo by: Carlos Santana - Facebook
Photo by: Carlos Santana - Facebook

(Clarkston, MI) -- Rock legend Carlos Santana is recovering after collapsing during a performance Tuesday night.

Doctors say the 74-year-old guitarist was overcome by heat exhaustion and dehydration when he collapsed about an hour into the show at the Pine Knob Music Theater near Detroit.

Medical staff attended to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer before he was carried offstage.

Santana took to social media to post a message after the incident, saying "to one and all, thank you for your precious prayers. Cindy and I, we are good just taking it easy. Forgot to eat and drink water, so I was dehydrated and passed out. Blessings and miracles to you all."

The star is reportedly in good health, while postponing a planned show in Pennsylvania Wednesday because of the incident.