BRET MICHAELS was unable to continue performing at a US concert on Thursday (29th May) owing to illness. Michaels suffers from Type 1 diabetes and was forced to leave the stage due to "extremely low" blood sugar.
BRET MICHAELS was forced to leave the stage whilst performing at his concert in Manchester, New Hampshire last night (29th May). The 51-year-old seemingly unable to continue, three songs into the performance, and was quickly seen by paramedics.
Bret Michaels was forced to leave his concert on Thursday evening (29th May).
Michaels, who is best known as the frontman of Poison, has suffered from Type 1 diabetes since childhood and it appears this health scare was linked to his condition.
A statement by Pete Evick, a friend and guitarist touring with Michaels, posted a statement on Michaels' website explaining to concerned fans what had happened backstage. Evick described how Michaels requested he sing whilst he walked off stage three songs into their set. It seems Michaels' "blood sugar was extremely low" and he could not continue, an announcement he chose to make himself by returning to the stage for a final time.
As Evick points out Michaels "is a health fanatic and fiercely monitors his blood sugar". He further emphasised how disappointed Michaels was at not being able to continue performing. It also appears his fans were on the forefront of his mind even in "his sickest of conditions" as he asked Evick to apologise to fans on his behalf.
The statement was posted shortly after the concert when Michaels was being evaluated by paramedics. Evick promised to keep fans "posted throughout the evening," but as yet there has not been an update on Michaels' condition.
Michaels is amongst the increasing number of people diagnosed with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. According to diabetes.co.uk, he is in good company with such famous figures as Halle Berry, Nick Jonas and Randy Jackson all suffering from diabetes of some form.
Halle Berry also suffers from diabetes.
Nick Jonas has frequently discussed his condition.