Friday, May 30, 2014

Bret Michaels health scare update

Bret Michaels’ team has issued an update on the singer’s health status following an incident onstage in New Hampshire on Thursday.

“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,” they revealed. “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,” continued the update. “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 its course and let his blood sugar rebalance and remain consistent,’ they concluded. “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.”

Pete Evick, guitarist for the Bret Michaels Band, broke the news from New Hampshire Thursday evening, writing “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,” he added. “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.”

Michaels was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of six. The Poison singer has been a public advocate of maintaining good health throughout his career.

In 2010, Michaels faced a number of serious health issues, including an emergency appendectomy, a brain hemorrhage and heart surgery.

hennemusic will update Bret’s condition as further news becomes available.

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