Former Poison frontman Michaels to miss veterans show

Saturday, May 31, 2014
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— Two days after being rushed off stage battling a flu that has affected his diabetes, former Poison frontman Bret Michaels announced he would not be taking part in tonight's concert at Times Union Center.

Michaels had to be rushed off the stage Thursday three songs into his set in Manchester, N.H., after it was determined his blood sugar was extremely low. Michaels has had Type 1 diabetes since childhood.

Michaels was slated to perform with The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band.

"I'm sorry to announce that Bret will not be performing in Albany, NY, today," guitarist Pete Evick wrote on Michaels' Facebook page. "As I've stated before I have stood with Bret for over 9 years and have been around the world with him. I was there when his appendix burst, was there through the brain hemorrhage and watched him re-learn to walk and talk, not to mention countless blood sugar scares, but nothing like this. The complication of this brutal flu virus and how it has affected his blood glucose levels has been awful to watch. The perfect cocktail of such a virus along with diabetes and a high temperature is to be taken very seriously."

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