Carlos Santana cancels shows, speaks to fans after heart surgery

'I'm going to be taking time off for a little bit'
Carlos Santana
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Carlos Santana canceled his upcoming concerts at the House of Blues in Las Vegas while he recovers from an unscheduled heart procedure.

Santana announced the news in a video posted to his social media accounts.

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“Last Saturday, I had an incident where my wife had to take me to the hospital because I had this thing happening in my chest,” he said. “So when we went there we found out we needed to take care of it.”

Although the procedure came as a surprise, Santana said that he intends to return to the stage for his shows that are currently scheduled for January 2022.

“I’m going to be taking time off for a little bit to make sure I replenish and I rest and I catch up with my health, so when I play for you I play the way I’m used to and I give you 150%,” Santana continued.

Santana recently released their 26th studio album Blessings and Miracles back in October, a record that features numerous collaborations with a wide-variety of artists.

One of the songs on the record was “Joy,” a track that saw Santana team up with Country superstar Chris Stapleton.

“I was very intrigued to work with Chris,” Santana shared at the time. “We talked on the phone about the Covid situation and how there’s so much fear in the world, and I said, ‘We need to create music as a healing force. We must bring hope and courage and disinfect twisted minds infected with darkness.’”

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