Bret Michaels in a file photo from his appearance at WTHR's 2014 Health and Fitness Expo
MANCHESTER, N.H. -
Bret Michaels canceled a Friday concert in Pennsylvania after he was rushed off stage during a concert Thursday night because of a medical emergency.
According to the band's official Facebook fan page, Michaels suffered from insulin shock, severe low blood sugar, dehydration and a flu virus during a concert in New Hampshire.
Michaels' guitarist Pete Evick said in a statement after the concert:
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.
Doctors ordered Michaels to let the flu run its course and let his blood sugar re-balance before performing again.
Michaels is a Type 1 diabetic. He won a season of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, with his winnings going to the American Diabetes Association and he has become a personal advocate for diabetes awareness and personal health. He even appeared at WTHR's 2014 Health and Fitness Expo.Click here for a piece of his one-on-one interview with WTHR's Scott Swan.