Bret Michaels has medical emergency during concert


Bret Michaels suffered a medical emergency during a concert in New Hampshire on Thursday.

Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels’ Facebook page that Michaels was three songs into his set in Manchester on Thursday when he rushed from the stage. A crew member reported that the former Poison lead singer’s blood sugar was extremely low. Michaels was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child.

Evick says Michaels returned to the stage, telling fans he couldn’t continue. Evick says when he went to the band’s bus to check on Michaels, “he could barely speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans.”

In a statement posted Friday afternoon on Michaels’s Facebook page, his team explained that the singer was “violently ill” after he left the stage and was rushed by ambulance to hospital, where doctors determined he was suffering from insulin shock and severe low blood sugar combined with “exhaustion/dehydration/fever and the novo flu virus.”

Michaels had to cancel Friday’s performance in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and is hoping he will be well enough to perform in Albany on Saturday.

Michaels thanked the paramedics on Twitter and Facebook who provided assistance.


Michaels won the 2010 “Celebrity Apprentice,” raising money for the American Diabetes Association.

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