Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bret Michaels health status update

Bret Michaels continues to recover from a health scare that forced him to cut short a show in New Hampshire on Thursday, resulting in emergency care and a hospital stay that resulted in the rocker being diagnosed with the noro flu virus.

Under doctor’s orders, Michaels cancelled a Friday concert appearance in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and now Pete Evick, guitarist for the Bret Michaels Band, has issued another update of Bret’s status.

“I'm sorry to announce that Bret will not be performing in Albany, NY today,” posted Evick early Saturday. “As I've stated before, I have stood with Bret for over 9 years and have been around the world with him. I was there when his appendix burst, was there through the brain hemorrhage and watched him re-learn to walk and talk, not to mention countless blood sugar scares, but nothing like this. The complication of this brutal flu virus and how it has affected his blood glucose levels has been awful to watch. The perfect cocktail of such a virus along with diabetes and a high temperature is to be taken very seriously.”

“Today even more so than yesterday, it took a team of doctors, friends and family to convince Bret to not return to the stage,” Evick continued. “He doesn't believe it's the right idea, but those close to him along with all of you I'm sure would rather have him miss one more day and then take the next few days to recover rather than to cause more problems by pushing himself right? From my point of view, most non-diabetics take a week off work when they contract a flu like this, so two days is still pretty crazy. I have no doubt he will be up and running at 100 percent soon. We will certainly be in St Louis next week at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Memorial Amphitheater to continue the party. Until then, thank you all for your well wishes and support. We've all made sure Bret's received them all and he is both thankful and grateful.”

Bret’s next scheduled show in June 13 in St. Louis, as Evick mentioned.

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 recent years, Michaels has faced a number of serious health issues, including an emergency appendectomy, a brain hemorrhage and heart surgery.

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