Carlos Santana Cancels Las Vegas Shows Due to Heart Procedure
Carlos Santana has cancelled all of this month’s shows at Las Vegas’s House of Blues to recover from a recent heart procedure.
The 74-year old guitarist took to socials and YouTube to announce the cancellations and to clear up rumors regarding his “physicality”, telling fans that his wife took him to the hospital last Saturday to address something “happening in my chest.”
“We found out that I need to take care of it, so I am,” Carlos goes on. “So I’m gonna be taking time out for a little bit to make sure that I replenish and I rest….so that when I play for you, I will play the way I’m used to and give you 150%. I wouldn’t show up unless I can do that.”
According to the official statement from from Michael Vrionis, President, Universal Tone Management:: “I regret to inform you that the Santana band has canceled the remaining December 2021 performances at The House of Blues in Las Vegas. Iconic band leader Carlos Santana had an unscheduled heart procedure that impacted his performance in Las Vegas. 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. He is looking forward to seeing you all very soon.”
Santana promised the shows will resume in January.