Bret Michaels Abruptly Runs From Stage, Ends Concert

Singer had extremely low blood sugar

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 30, 2014 9:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bret Michaels ended a concert in New Hampshire last night after suffering a medical emergency. Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels' Facebook page the former Poison frontman was three songs into his set in Manchester when he rushed from the stage. A crew member says Michaels' blood sugar was extremely low; the singer was diagnosed with diabetes as a child.

Evick says Michaels returned to the stage, telling fans he couldn't continue performing. Evick says when he went to the band's bus to check on Michaels, "he could barely speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans." On Twitter and Facebook, Michaels thanked paramedics who helped him. Michaels has had more than his share of health problems lately: He's survived a brain hemorrhage, had a warning stroke, and needed heart surgery to fix a hole in his heart.

In this April 9, 2008 file photo, Poison lead singer Bret Michaels poses for a portrait  in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
In this April 9, 2008 file photo, Poison lead singer Bret Michaels poses for a portrait in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.   (Gus Ruelas)
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