Bret Michaels’ Medical Condition Emerges as Rocker Cancels Pennsylvania Show
As expected, Bret Michaels will not be performing tonight (May 30) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. after suffering a scary health emergency while onstage last night (May 29) during his solo gig in Manchester, N.H. Michaels' reps have posted an in-depth statement on what caused the emergency and the reason he'll be unable to perform tonight.
In it, they reveal that insulin shock and severe low blood sugar factored into the exhaustion, dehydration, fever and noro flu virus that Michaels was suffering at the show. Under strict medical direction, the Poison frontman has been ordered to rest until the flu virus has run its course and his blood sugar has re-balanced. The full statement on the matter can be read below:
As previously announced, Entertainer Bret Michaels was physically forced to leave the stage last night at the Palace Theater in Manchester, New Hampshire due to complications involving insulin shock & severe low blood sugar, along with other conditions which doctors later determined included exhaustion/dehydration/fever and the noro flu virus. Michaels attempted to return to the stage to finish the show however it was clear to the band, crew, and audience that he would not be able to continue, as he walked of the stage and became violently Ill.
Paramedics present at the show immediately responded and 911 was notified. Unable to keep substance in his system complications with his insulin levels and inability to balance his blood sugar levels arose. Michaels was rushed by ambulance to CMC (Catholic Medical Center), and monitored through the evening as doctors tried to bring his blood sugar back to healthy levels.
Under strict medical direction Michaels will not be able to perform this evening in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania as doctors have ordered him to let the flu virus run it's course and let his blood sugar rebalance and remain consistent. While hoping to perform tomorrow in Albany, type 1 diabetes complicates health issues such as the nora flu virus and must be monitored and taken very seriously.
Michaels suffers from diabetes and has endured the occasional health scare over the years. Our best wishes go out to Michaels during his recovery period.