Bret Michaels Issues Health Update
Bret Michaels has canceled his concert tonight (May 30) in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The decision comes on the heels of Michaels being forced to end his concert in Manchester, N.H. last night due to low blood sugar.
This afternoon, Michaels' people issued a statement to his Facebook page, going into greater detail of what happened. The full text is below.
Statement Regarding Bret Michaels Condition & Tonight's Show In Wilkes-Barre - Team Bret
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 has struggled with diabates throughout his life. Over the course of his career, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for diabetes-related charities, including $640,000 to the American Diabetes Association as a result of his victory on NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2010.