Poison’s Bret Michaels forced to quit Nashville show after being hospitalised
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 01
Bret Michaels rushed to hospital after falling ill hours before mega-tour performance (Picture: Rex/Getty)

Poison frontman had to pull out of a performance on his stadium tour after being admitted to hospital.

The rocker was set to hit the stage with his band in Nashville when he was checked into a nearby medical facility on Thursday, according to

Bret’s bandmates reportedly went on stage to inform the audience at the Nissan Stadium that the star was ill and so they would not be performing, but made no further announcements about his condition.

The musician became unwell ahead of his band’s new mega show with fellow rock legends Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

The star revealed a few years ago that he had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age six.

that the 59-year-old may have had a bad reaction to medication related to Covid-19 because of his life-long condition.

Bret was on good form just a couple weeks ago when he kicked off The Stadium Tour in Atlanta on June 16 (Picture: Getty Images)

Two years ago, the Every Rose Has Its Thorn singer also shared that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer and also needed surgery on his shoulder.

In a blog post on his website, he wrote: ‘After a very recent kickoff to the new year, physical & MRI it has been brought to my attention that I have torn my right shoulder rotator cuff which would answer the question why it looks like a lump or bone was sticking out of my right shoulder.

‘A little more complex I will also have to undergo a procedure to remove skin cancer that was detected after a recent biopsy.’

(L-R) Bret’s Poison band-mates, C.C. DeVille, Rikki Rockett, and Bobby Dall, told the audience at Thursday night’s concert that they wouldn’t be able to perform because he was hospitalised (Picture: Getty Images)
The star, alongside CC DeVille, has been in and out of hospital with a series of major health scares throughout his career (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Bret also recently spoke about his health scare in 2010, when he suffered an appendectomy,.

He admitted: ‘I dealt with a lot of health issues during that year, and by the grace of God and a lot of hard work and therapy, I’m still on the good side of the dirt and having a good time.’

It remains to be seen if Bret will be able to perform at the band’s leg of the tour in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.

Loyal fans have been waiting patiently to see the band on the North American tour, which was postponed from 2020 due to Covid and then again in 2021.

The Poison star, pictured in a 2010 snap with his wife Kristi Gibson and their children, Jorja Bleu Michaels and Raine Michaels, previously disclosed that he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was six-years-old (Picture: /REX/Shutterstock)

The band wrote in a : ‘To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022.

‘This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets.

‘We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring The Stadium Tour to all of our fans. It is going to be one for the history books!’

The huge summer tour eventually got going on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia, and is expected to wrap up on September 9 in Las Vegas.