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Musician Carlos Santana told The Rolling Stone back in 2000 that he had a miserable life growing up, starting with his father abandoning him. When he was 10 years old, he was even repeatedly molested by a friend’s father who bribed him in exchange for his silence. Santana bottled up his guilt and fear, and thought suicide was the only answer to his problems.
Not a lot of Carlos Santana’s fans might know this, but the “Maria Maria” singer actually attempted to kill himself seven times. He says it’s only through the grace of God that he still alive today.
But as his marriage crumbled, Santana’s past demons came to haunt him. It was only by going to a local church that the musician found Jesus’ voice. He even learned to forgive his oppressor.
“I was able to remove the anger by forgiving that man… Forgiveness, man, forgiveness is incredibly liberating. And I’m here to tell you, with all my heart and spirit, that it can be done. You can be freed,” he assured.
Carlos Santana is an award-winning guitarist, singer and leader of the band Santana. During the four decades of his career Santana has blended many styles and genres of music including: Latin, Afro-Cuban, salsa, blues and rock. He has sold more than 90 million records, and performed to over 100 million people around the world.
- For the latest updates and information, visit him online at: http://www.santana.com
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