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Bret Michaels Suffers Medical Emergency Onstage

Bret Michaels
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Scary news to report from Bret Michaels. The Poison frontman suffered a serious health issue during his May 29 solo gig in Manchester, N.H., forcing the rocker to end the performance after just three songs.

Bret Michaels suffers from Type 1 diabetes, so when the musician’s blood sugar got “extremely low,” Michaels’ condition became a medical emergency. According to a statement written by Bret Michaels band guitarist Pete Evick, despite Michaels’ crisis, the frontman seemed to be worried more about disappointing his fans than his own health crisis.

Pete Evick writes on Facebook:

This is a message I never imagined I’d have to post. Tonight in Manchester, NH 3 songs into the set Bret had me sing a song as he rushed off stage. In the 9 years I’ve stood next to him, I’ve never seen a look like the one on his face as if I was a complete stranger. One of the crew returned instantly to notify me that Bret’s blood sugar was extremely low.

He returned to the stage only to announce that he could not continue. As you all know he is a health fanatic and fiercely monitors his blood sugar, he basically had to be dragged off the stage in his sickest of conditions. When I rushed to the bus he could barley speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans and seemed only concerned for them.

As of now he is with paramedics being evaluated. We will keep you posted throughout the evening.

Pete Evick

Bret Michaels’ Facebook team also posted a message, thanking paramedics for their help:

Sending a huge shout out to all the paramedics both on and off duty who have assisted Bret tonight. No words can thank you enough for your help.

- Team Bret

Bret Michaels’ most recent release is ‘Jammin’ With Friends,’ which features rock legends such as KISS legend Ace Frehley and Def Leppard‘s Phil Collen.

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