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Bret Michaels Leaves Stage After Medical Emergency

The rock star, who has diabetes, was reportedly in the "sickest of conditions" and could barely speak.
Posted at 8:34 AM, May 30, 2014

'Poison' singer Bret Michaels left the stage at a concert in New Hampshire Thursday over a medical emergency. (Via Flickr / csouza_79)

Guitarist Pete Evick said in a statement, "In the 9 years I’ve stood next to [Bret], I’ve never seen a look like the one on his face as if I was a complete stranger. ... He returned to the stage only to announce that he could not continue. ... When I rushed to the bus he could [barely] speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans and seemed only concerned for them." (Via BretMichaels.com)

Evick said Michaels was in the "sickest of conditions," and that according to a crew member the singer's blood sugar was "extremely low." 

Michaels has diabetes, he was diagnosed as a child and has spoken openly about living with diabetes. He has said he takes his health very seriously and is careful with monitoring his body. (Via YouTube / BretMichaelsOfficial)

An update on Twitterfrom 'Team Bret' gave thanks to paramedics who had helped Michaels Thursday night.

In 2010 he won NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," with his winnings going towards the American Diabetes Assocation. (Via DiabetesForecast.org)

So far, no further word on the singer's condition.