Bret Michaels hospitalized, canceled Poison live performance in Nashville

Bret Michaels was reportedly hospitalized in Nashville on Thursday night – just minutes 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 suffering an apparent reaction to medication caused by his diabetes, TMZ reported.

According to the source, Michaels’ band members took to the stage before the show to inform concertgoers of the situation, adding that they couldn’t go on without him. .

Fans were clearly fanned, with one person take to Twitter to lament, “Got all the way to KC to see the poison. Bret Michaels is hospitalized. No poison in Nashville. “

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

Bret Michaels performing with his band, Poison
The medical emergency apparently occurred right before Poison was set up for execution.
Getty Images for Live Nation

Representatives for the musician did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

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

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

Bret Michaels sings into the microphone
Michaels has Type 1 diabetes and has undergone several surgeries in recent years.
Getty Images for Stagecoach

His friend and longtime guitarist, Pete Evick, told fans at the time Michaels placed two stents in his body and returned almost immediately, despite the doctor’s orders.

Evick explained at the time: “I can’t explain how much blood or where it came out, but it was terrifying on his bus after the show.

Michaels, who also has type 1 diabetes, had an emergency appendectomy in 2010. Soon after, he suffered a hemorrhage at the base of his brain.

Leave a Comment