Carlos Santana cancels Las Vegas residency following health scare and "unscheduled heart procedure"

Carlos Santana
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Carlos Santana has been forced to cancel his eight-show residency at Las Vegas’ House Of Blues following an “unscheduled heart procedure”.

Speaking in a video message posted to YouTube, the PRS-wielding legend addressed “rumors” that had been “flying around” regarding his health, and said he had been taken to hospital by wife/bandmate Cindy Blackman Santana after experiencing chest discomfort.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.