Poison star BRET MICHAELS was forced to cancel a gig for U.S. troops in Kentucky on Sunday night (24May09) after the area was rocked by heavy thunderstorms.
The rocker was due to play at the Fort Campbell Army Base, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky but organisers decided to scrap the concert at the last minute after the town was hit with severe weather conditions.
Michaels has apologised to the soldiers, but insists the move was a necessary one.
He writes on his officials website, "Unfortunately, due to severe thunderstorms and inclement weather, the commanding officer/event coordinator and promoter mutually agreed, to cancel the performance at the Ft. Campbell Army Base due to risk of injury to fans due to weather conditions.
"The venue was expecting a large turnout. This is especially disappointing to Bret as he is a huge supporter of all our men and women in the armed forces and he had a very special performance planned for the troops returning from Iraq as well as the civilians attending the show."