Bret Michaels Rushed Off Stage, Medical Emergency
By JACKIE WILLIS
May 30, 2014
Poison frontman Bret Michaels was rushed off stage mid-concert on Thursday night in what his bandmate calls a "medical emergency."
Guitarist Pete Evick recalled what happened at the show on Michaels' Facebook page. He wrote:
Breaking News: Message From Pete Evick Regarding Bret Michaels' Medical Emergency
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 barely 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
Michaels' team later posted this message on Facebook: "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."
This isn't the 51-year-old rocker's first health scare. In April 2010, Michaels was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. Later that month, he was hospitalized again after complaining of headaches. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and was in critical condition. He eventually stabilized.