Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana is recovering after successfully undergoing an unplanned heart surgery this week. The famous musician made the announcement in a video posted to his official Twitter Wednesday afternoon shortly after the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. share that Santana’s scheduled performance that evening had been canceled due to “a non-Covid situation which has been corrected”.
In a video message shared with fans, Santana revealed that “Last Saturday I had an incident where my wife had to take me to the hospital because I had this thing going on in my chest.” He went on to explain that after being taken to the hospital, “we found out we had to take care of it.” Michael Vrionis, president of Universal Tone Management, said the 74-year-old guitarist had undergone “unplanned heart surgery”, according to the Associated press, although more details were not provided.
Santana canceled the entire December 2021 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas as he recovers from an unscheduled heart procedure. We can’t wait to come back and play House Of Blues in January 2022. pic.twitter.com/8cHcVDjFhv
– Carlos Santana (@SantanaCarlos) December 2, 2021
Due to the proceedings and her ongoing recovery, Santana also confirmed in Wednesday afternoon’s video that several of her upcoming concerts in Las Vegas scheduled for December have been canceled. He told his fans, “I’m going to take a little time to make sure I replenish myself, rest and catch up on my health so that when I play for you, I play the way I am used to. doâ¦ and give you 150%. I wouldn’t show up unless I can. âThe 10 Grammy winner said he plans to return for his performances scheduled for January 2022.
âCarlos is doing very well and can’t wait to get back on stage soon,â Vrionis added of Santana’s condition. “He deeply regrets that this ‘speed bump’ made it necessary to cancel his upcoming performances. He looks forward to seeing you all very soon.”
In addition to their ongoing shows in Las Vegas, rock band Santana released their 26th album, Blessings and miracles, in October of this year. The album includes collaborations with Chris Stapleton and Rob Thomas, the latter collaboration marking a reunion between the two musicians 20 years after the release of their hit “Smooth”. Santana’s health fear also comes just over a year after news of the death of her younger brother, guitarist Jorge Santana, in May 2020.