Fans are worried as rock singer Bret Michaels has been hospitalized in Nashville over serious health concerns…
The audience was ready to cheer for their favorite band, Poison, but little did they know they wouldn’t get that chance.
According to TMZ, the audience saw band members take the stage to let them know that Bret wouldn’t be part of the show – and the reason was pretty alarming.
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Now, Bret Michaels rose to fame as the frontman of Poison, helping the band sell over 15 million records here in the U.S.
He started out on the music scene in the 1980s, creating a band with his friend and drummer Rikki Rockett. They later added Bobby Dall as bassist and Matt Smith as a guitarist to their small group, forming the band Paris.
After paying their dues in Pittsburgh playing locally, and not getting as big as they hoped they would, the band decided to make the huge leap and move to Los Angeles.
After getting settled in L.A., Smith left and was later replaced by guitarist C. C. DeVille, this was a defining moment for the band, who then changed their name to Poison.
However, Michaels wasn’t just the group’s lead singer, he also helped write the songs for their first album, Look What the Cat Dragged In.
Their hit song Talk Dirty to Me began trending as their album gained a lot of recognition from fans of the metal genre. And their fame only skyrocketed from there.
After years of performing, and gaining a significant following, Michaels took to reality TV, starring in VH1’s Rock of Love, in 2007.
This was followed by his TV stint in Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It in 2010. Michaels surprisingly even went on to win The Celebrity Apprentice.
Since then, Michaels has gone on to develop a devoted following who adore Poison’s unique pop-metal vibe and soft rock aesthetic.
And thousands of fans were excited to see them live this week, however, due to Michaels’ recent health scare, they were unable to perform.
It all started on Thursday night when Poison geared up to entertain the massive stadium filled with excited fans…
The band was “part of a massive stadium tour” with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Joan Jett, and everyone’s favorite, Poison.
But it seemed like fate had something else planned for Michaels on Thursday night…
As, soon after, the band informed the crowd that Bret had to be rushed to hospital for a “bad reaction to medication,” as reported by Fox News.
They also announced that they wouldn’t be able to perform without Bret…
The band was scheduled to do 2 more shows in Florida and Mississippi – but it seems like things won’t be going as planned.
Fans were understandably distraught by the news…
“Oh Wow… Praying for healing and whatever is necessary to make things better!” one Twitter fan wrote.
However, some were more annoyed than concerned…
“Came all the way from KC to watch poison. Bret Michaels was admitted to hospital. No poison in Nashville,” said another fan on Twitter.
“I called this. We have tix to their San Diego concert in August. This show has been canceled & rescheduled twice. I knew someone would get sick!” a third wrote.
With another adding: “Heartbroken that we won’t see @Poison perform tonight. The only reason my daughter came to see #TheStadiumTour2022. We wish @bretmichaels well.”
However, another Twitter user called out those criticizing Michaels…
They wrote: “He has had multiple health problems and has been on his death bed in the past. It’s sickening to see people bitching and moaning that he could not perform.”
According to reports in TMZ, the Poison band member, who has type 1 diabetes, suffered an allergic reaction to the COVID medication he was taking…
And it’s not the first time a medical emergency has occurred like this, as, according to Fox News, the singer “suffered a brain hemorrhage and was in intensive care for two weeks,” in 2010.
It’s unclear how long Bret will stay hospitalized.
But we’re hoping he makes a speedy recovery!
Get well soon, Bret!