75-year-old Carlos Santana has been taking a few health hits in the past months. The guitarist recently shocked fans when he fainted due to extreme dehydration. But he can not be kept down; the musician is ready to hit the road running soon.
Carlos Santana is still one of the most legendary guitarists of all time. He is 75 years old, still performing, and still knows how to get a crowd going.
His career started in the late1960s, and he rose to fame in the early 1970s. The artist has remained consistent throughout the decades; he even released his latest album Africa Speaks, in 2019. His band Santana is also currently doing its Miraculous Supernatural tour in 2022.
Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman in New York 2014. | Source: Getty Images
The guitarist is married to Cindy Blackman. A drummer he met while on tour. Blackman started her music career at the Hartt School of Music and the Berklee College of Music. Her career as a drummer boomed when she landed a gig to play for Lenny Kravits, which she did for 18 years.
During these touring days, Santana encountered Blackman; he was so intrigued and mesmerized by her that he proposed to her while performing on stage in July 2010.
The music duo did not wait long to tie the knot. Santana and Blackman got married in December 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton on Maui.
Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman in Las Vegas 2014. | Source: Getty Images
The guitarist gave a sweet speech about his new wife at the wedding. In the happiest spirits ever, Santana said:
“Cindy is a match with everything that I am, from the fire of passion to vulnerability…Everything tastes better when you share it with your soul mate.”
CARLOS SATANA UNDERGOES AN UNEXPECTED HEART SURGERY
Carlos Santana in Italy 2016. | Source: Getty Images
Carlos Santana underwent unexpected heart surgery. The entertainer had to cancel his shows in Mandalay Bay Resort to recover.
After fans were worried about musician canceling their shows, Santana decided to clarify the reason behind the sudden postponement of seven shows in total.
In a video posted on Twitter, Sanatana said, "Last Saturday, I had an incident where I asked my wife, Cindy, to take me to the hospital 'cause I had this thing happening in my chest."
Carlos Santana in Las Vegas 2019. | Source: Getty Images
When Santana and Blackman got to the hospital, they discovered the chest pains were more severe than expected. The guitarist had to go for surgery and take time off to recover.
Michael Vrionis, president of Universal Tone Management, put fans at ease with his statement and said:
"Carlos 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."
Amid his health issues, Sanatana has been putting some of his property on the market. He sold his house in Hawaii, where he actually owns two properties, but the musician decided to let go of one of them.
Carlos Santana in California 2022. | Source: Getty Images
The four-bedroom home is located on the island of Kauai and was sold for a whopping 11.9 million. The vacation home has a modern resort style and overlooks the waters of Anini Beach.
The second house Santana sold was his San Diego home. The scenic Tiburon Peninsula house was sold for $5.53 million, with a profit of about $430,000. The place holds significant meaning to Santana. When the artist left Mexico, he and his family first lived in San Diego.
This is where his Santana Blues Band, now known as Santana, was founded, making it his first house. Santana has kept his Las Vegas home, where he has mostly been residing for the past nine years.
CARLOS SANTANA BUYS TWO HOLIDAY HOMES
Carlos Santana in Las Vegas 2019. | Source: Getty Images
Santana has kept his Las Vegas home, and he will continue to stay there since his band House of Blues residency in Las Vegas has been extended.
However, Las Vegas might be a place of work for him because the Grammy-awarded artist bought another vacation home in Hawaii worth $8 million.
Carlos Santana in California 2019. | Source: Getty Images
It looks like Santana has a deep connection to Hawaii because the one holiday home was not enough for the musician; he added a house worth 20 million to his assets in Princeville.
Although Santana sold his San Diego Home, Hawaii seems to be the ultimate spot for him to relax and unwind.
CARLOS SANTANA FAINTS DURING A PERFORMANCE
Carlos Santana in Los Angeles 2019. | Source: Getty Images
Santana shocked fans when he fainted during a Detroit concert on Tuesday, July 5. According to his wife, the guitarist forgot to eat and drink; therefore, he suffered from extreme exhaustion and dehydration.
Las Vegas might be a place of work for him because the Grammy-awarded artist bought another vacation home in Hawaii worth $8 million.
After videos of Santana being carried out on a stretcher from the stage flooded social media, the musician took it to Facebook to thank his fans for their patience and support. He specified that he and his wife Blackman were doing well and taking it easy.
Cindy Blackman in New York 2017. | Source: Getty Images
Blackman, who has been Santana's wife for twelve years, gave an update and clarified the reason behind his husband's collapse. She said
"It was 100 degrees on stage and 114 under the lights, so that coupled with not enough water is what caused the issue,"
However, the drummer also thanked fans for their support and promised he would be well and back on stage soon.
Cindy Blackman in Michigan 2022. | Source: Getty Images
This collapse comes after Santana endured a line of health issues. He went through unexpected heart problems that led to surgery, and the musician was forced to cancel more shows due to a COVID-19 infection.
Alas, this manager also confirmed he was "doing well." Santana does not let anything stop him; he will be back to regular programming and attending all his performances in August.
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