On Thursday, singer Bret Michaels had to stop performing during a New Hampshire concert, due to a medical emergency.
According to Michaels’ guitarist Pete Evick, Michaels was three songs into the show when he had to rush off stage. Michaels was diagnosed with diabetes as a child, and a crew member explained that his blood sugar levels had dropped incredibly low.
Michaels hated to have to cancel the show and took the stage one final time to apologize to his fans. He was then taken to the bus, where Evick said he could hardly speak. Despite his condition, Michaels begged Evick to apologize again to his fans.
Evick then took to Michaels’ Facebook page to detail the incident, and let fans know what exactly happened.
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 barley 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.
Team Michaels later posted a post of Michaels’ Facebook account, thanking the paramedics for helping him through his emergency. “Sending a huge shout out to all the paramedics both on and off duty who have assisted Bret tonight,” the post read. “No words can thank you enough for your help. – Team Bret.”
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