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Bret Michaels rushed off stage due to medical emergency

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Rock star Bret Michaels was rushed off stage during a Thursday concert due to a medical emergency.

Michaels left the stage after performing three songs during his show at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Michaels’ guitar player, Pete Evick, issued a statement:

“This is a message I never imagined I’d have to post. Tonight in Manchester, NH, three songs into the set Bret had me sing a song as he rushed off stage. In the nine years I’ve stood next to him, I’ve never seen a look like the one on his face as if I was a complete stranger. One of the crew returned instantly to notify me that Bret’s blood sugar was extremely low.”

Evick said that Michaels returned to the stage to announce that he could not continue.

“As you all know he is a health fanatic and fiercely monitors his blood sugar,” Evick said. “He basically had to be dragged off the stage in his sickest of conditions. When I rushed to the bus he could barely speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans and seemed only concerned for them.”

The guitarist said that paramedics were treating the singer, and that any updates would be issued later.

Michaels, 51, has had Type 1 diabetes since he was a child. He’s best known as the frontman of the group Poison, as well as a successful reality TV career.

Four years ago he was hospitalized in ICU after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Later he blamed the hemorrhage on the Tony's ceremony when a piece of the set hit him in the face.