Bret Michaels Hospitalized, Cancels Nashville Poison Show

Bret Michaels was reportedly hospitalized in Nashville on Thursday night, moments before he was due to take the stage and perform with his band, Poison.

The rock star, 59, is currently being treated at a local hospital after an apparent reaction to medication caused by his diabetes, TMZ reported.

According to the outlet, Michaels’ bandmates took the stage before the show to brief concertgoers about the situation, adding that they couldn’t go on without him.

Fans were clearly disappointed, with one person go to twitter to complain“Come all the way from KC to look at poison. Bret Michaels was hospitalized. No poison in Nashville.”

At this time, it is unclear whether Michaels or his band will be performing at the concerts scheduled for Saturday in Florida and Sunday in Mississippi.

Bret Michaels performs with his band, Poison
The apparent medical emergency happened just before Poison was due to appear.
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Representatives of the musician did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s request for comment.

While it’s unclear what prompted his most recent incident, the singer has a history of sacrificing his health for his music.

In 2014, he was hospitalized six times in two weeks after undergoing kidney surgery.

Bret Michaels sings into a microphone
Michaels has type 1 diabetes and has undergone several surgeries in recent years.
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His longtime guitarist and friend, Pete Evick, told fans at the time that Michaels had two stents placed in his body and began performing again almost immediately, despite a doctor’s order.

“I can’t explain the amount of blood or where it came from, but it was horrific on his bus after the show,” Evick explained at the time.

Michaels, who also has type 1 diabetes, had appendectomy in 2010. Shortly afterwards, he developed a hemorrhage at the base of his brain stem.

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