LAS VEGAS – Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana canceled his December residency dates in Las Vegas after an “unscheduled heart procedure,” the entertainer said in a video message released Wednesday,
Santana, 74, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 with other members of his group, canceled all of his December dates at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas Journal-Review reported.
Santana said in the video message that he had experienced chest pains on Saturday, so he asked his wife and bandmate Cindy Blackman Santana to take him to the hospital.
“We went there and we found out I need to take care of it, and I am,” the 10-time Grammy Award winner said in the video. “So I am going to be taking time out for a little bit, to make sure I replenish and I rest and I catch up with my health, so that when I play for you, I will play the way I am used to, and give you 150%.”
Michael Vrionis, the President of Carlos Santana’s management company, Universal Tone Management, said in a statement that the guitarist “had an unscheduled heart procedure that impacted his performance in Las Vegas,” Rolling Stone reported. He added that the guitarist is “doing fantastic and is anxious to be back on stage soon.”
“He profoundly regrets that this ‘speed bump’ necessitated the cancellation of his upcoming performances,” Vrionis said. “He is looking forward to seeing you all very soon.”
The condition caused Carlos Santana to cancel seven shows at House of Blues, the Review-Journal reported. He is expected back on stage on Jan. 26, 2022.
In October, Carlos Santana released “Blessings and Miracles,” Rolling Stone reported. The album includes “Joy” with Chris Stapleton and “She’s Fire” featuring Diane Warren and G-Eazy. The guitarist also collaborated with Steve Winwood, the magazine reported.
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