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Bret Michaels Hospitalized Prior to Poison Concert [Updated]

The singer reportedly fell ill "because of an allergic reaction to medication"

Bret Michaels of Poison
Bret Michaels, photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SiriusXM
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    Poison frontman Bret Michaels was hospitalized on Thursday shortly before the band was due to take the stage in Nashville as part of “The Stadium Tour” alongside Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard.

    According to Blabbermouth, the other members of Poison informed the crowd that Michaels fell ill “because of an allergic reaction to medication,” and had been taken to a local hospital for treatment, forcing the band to cancel its set.

    Earlier in the day, Poison canceled a scheduled backstage meet and greet with fans after a member of the band’s touring party tested positive for COVID-19.

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    Consequence has reached out to Poison’s representatives for information on Michaels’ condition.

    Update – July 1st: Bret Michaels has issued the following statement via Instagram:

    “To the incredible fans in Nashville, thank you for all your well wishes!! I was truly fired up to get on stage in the Music City and perform, but due to an unforeseen medical complication & 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 & hope you rocked hard with my friends Motley/Leppard/ Joan and Classless Act!!!”

    “The Stadium Tour” has been anything but smooth sailing since kicking off earlier this month. Apart from Michael’s health issues, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee broke four of his ribs just days before the tour’s launch, and only recently was able to play a show in full.

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    The tour is next scheduled to hit Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night. Tickets to the remaining dates are available here.

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