The band Poison was forced to cancel its Thursday night show in Nashville when their 59-year-old vocalist Bret Michaels was hospitalized just before taking the stage, according to reports.
No official reason was given for his hospitalization, but TMZ reported that it may be linked to a COVID-19 adverse drug reaction caused by his diabetes.
“Sources connected to Bret tell TMZ … he may have had a bad reaction to medication that is related to COVID … medication that triggered a reaction as a result of his diabetes.”
Bret Michaels is currently being treated in a Nashville hospital … a medical emergency that occurred just before he was set to get on stage with Poison. https://t.co/eF48YW4QF3
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 30, 2022
In an Instagram post, Bret Michaels said he suffered an “unforeseen medical complication” that led to his hospitalization. https://t.co/Gcp4CvMe7O
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 1, 2022
Here’s what TMZ reported:
Bret Michaels is currently being treated in a Nashville hospital … a medical emergency that occurred just before he was set to get on stage with Poison.
The band is part of a massive stadium tour with Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Joan Jett. Audience members claim members from Poison got on stage Thursday night and let the crowd know Bret had to go to the hospital for a bad reaction to medication.
It’s unclear how long Michaels will be unable to perform after his hospitalization. The tour continues with a date Saturday in Florida and Sunday in Mississippi. It’s also unclear which COVID-19 medication Michaels received.
Watch the band’s announcement below:
Watch it here: TheJunkRocker/Youtube
The vocalist confirmed the incident in a statement on his Instagram and apologized to his fans after he was unable to perform at Nissan Stadium.
“To the incredible fans in Nashville, thank you for all your well wishes!! I was truly fired up to get on stage in Music City and perform, but due to an unforeseen medical complication and following hospitalization, it was not possible.”
“I send my deepest apologies for being unable to rock the stage tonight!!! I’m working on being back 100% very soon and hope you rocked hard with my friends Motley/Leppard/Joan and the Classless Act!!!,” he added.
Although Poison’s next stop on their tour is set for Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, it is not yet known whether or not the famous “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” singer will appear following Thursday’s health scare.
This is also far from the first time Michaels has had a serious health scare ever since Poison was first formed in 1983.