US guitarist Carlos Santana collapses onstage in Michigan

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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.

The musician, whose band is known for hits including Smooth and Maria Maria, was attended to by multiple staff members and medical personnel (Alamy/PA)
The musician, whose band is known for hits including Smooth and Maria Maria, was attended to by multiple staff members and medical personnel (Alamy/PA)

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.

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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