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Carlos Santana collapses on stage due to heat exhaustion and dehydration

Carlos Santana is "taking it easy" after passing out on stage during a performance. 

The famed guitarist collapsed during a concert at an outdoor amphitheater in Michigan on Tuesday night, and videos shared on social media showed him waving at cheering fans as he was taken off the stage.

His team said on Facebook that after being "over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration," he was brought to the emergency department at a hospital for observation and is "doing well." They also said a performance scheduled for Wednesday with Earth, Wind and Fire has been postponed. 

In his own statement on Facebook, Santana said he's "taking it easy" and explained that he "forgot to eat and drink water," leading him to become dehydrated and pass out. But he thanked fans for their concern and "precious prayers." Santana's wife, Cindy, also shared that he's "resting and doing very well."

"It was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue," she added. "He'll be as good as new soon!"