Santana, 74, was preparing to perform at the Ruoff Music Center on Friday when the decision was made to postpone the performance, reports USA Today.
Opening acts Earth, Wind & Fire had just finished their set when the audience was informed that Santana was still not feeling well enough to play.
The official told the crowd that their tickets would be honored on the rescheduled date, which was already set for Wednesday, August 3.
Not feeling well: Carlos Santana, 74, canceled his performance at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday minutes before he was due to take the stage.
Friday’s ill-fated show in Indianapolis was supposed to be his first since collapsing on stage at Michigan’s Pine Knob Music Theater on Tuesday.
He was in the middle of a movie set in Clarkson, a little more than 40 miles north of Detroit, when he collapsed, according to eyewitnesses and several videos posted on social media.
Paramedics attended to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer before he was carried offstage.
He was briefly hospitalized and diagnosed with dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Health issues: Friday’s cancellation comes three days after the Grammy-winning guitarist collapsed on stage mid-performance
Scary moments: Santana was in the middle of his set in Clarkson, Michigan, just over 40 miles north of Detroit, when he collapsed; then the medical staff continued to care for him before taking off on the stage and to the hospital
Santana’s team then promptly canceled a show scheduled for Wednesday in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.
The legendary music artist’s team is taking no chances as they have postponed his next six concerts “out of great concern for the artist’s health,” his manager Michael Vrionis of Universal Tone Management said Friday night.
The statement continued: “I regret to inform you that Santana has canceled tonight’s show at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. And we’re postponing the July 9th show at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; July 10 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, WI; July 12 at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, AR; July 15 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas; July 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas.
Briefly hospitalized: The band and crew tried to help Santana right after he collapsed, diagnosed with dehydration and heat exhaustion
“Doctors have advised Mr. Santana to rest in order to fully recover.”
On Tuesday, the Grammy-winning guitarist took to Facebook to share a message originally posted on his wife Cindy Blackman Santana’s page, thanking everyone for their “prayers, love, care and concern.”
Blackman wrote: “Please know he is resting and doing very well. He was diagnosed with heat exhaustion and dehydration…it was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights, so that, combined with not enough water, caused the problem.”
She went on to add that Santana “will be as good as new in no time.”
Scary moments: Concerned concertgoers watched as medical staff worked on Santana
The Soul Sacrifice star also shared a message revealing that she “forgot to eat and drink water” before Tuesday’s game.
“I was dehydrated and passed out,” he continued, adding, “Blessings and miracles to you all.”
The Miraculous Supernatural Tour has 19 dates remaining, ending August 27th in Tampa before the band returns to Las Vegas for their House of Blues residency.
Just last December, the Smooth musician canceled a string of shows in Las Vegas after undergoing unspecified and unscheduled heart surgery.
The tour’s next scheduled date is Saturday, July 9 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
There is no official word yet on whether it will be canceled as well.
Up Next: Santana’s Miraculous Supernatural Tour is scheduled to move to Cincinnati and perform at the Riverbend Music Center on Thursday, July 9; He was photographed in Las Vegas in May 2019