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Bret Michaels hospitalized, cancels Poison show in Nashville

Bret Michaels was reportedly hospitalized in Nashville Thursday evening – just moments before he was set to take the stage and perform with his band, Poison.

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

According to the outlet, Michaels’ bandmates got on stage ahead of the show to inform concertgoers of the situation, adding that they couldn’t go on without him.

Fans were obviously bummed, with one person taking to Twitter to lament, “Came all the way from KC to watch poison. Bret Michaels was admitted to hospital. No poison in Nashville.”

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

Bret Michaels performing with his band, Poison
The apparent medical emergency happened just before Poison was set to perform.
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Reps for the musician did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

Though 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 following kidney surgery.

Bret Michaels singing into a microphone
Michaels has Type 1 diabetes and has undergone several operations in recent years.
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His longtime guitarist and friend, Pete Evick, told fans at the time that Michaels had had two stents put in his body and got back to performing almost immediately, despite doctors’ orders.

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

Michaels, who also has Type 1 diabetes, an emergency appendectomy in. Shortly after, he had a hemorrhage at the base of his brain stem.


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