Bret Michaels returns to stage with Poison after being hospitalized
Bret Michaels, the lead vocalist of Poison, rejoined the band's tour on Saturday night in Jacksonville, Florida, after spending two days in the hospital.
He thanked supporters in a video message uploaded on Instagram hours before the performance: "These past few days have been difficult for me. Even if I'm not in my Sunday best, I still plan to rock and deliver.
Poison announced its cancellation on stage on Thursday, just minutes before the hard rock group was scheduled to perform at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, a Live Nation official confirmed.
Michaels apologised in a statement on Instagram overnight and said that his hospitalisation was caused by a "unexpected medical problem." He said nothing more about what transpired.
The message stated, "I was absolutely revved up to get on stage in the Music City and perform. I'm aiming to return as soon as possible at full strength.
Michaels' agents have been contacted by USA TODAY for additional comment.
In addition to Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Poison is a part of The Stadium Tour.
Michaels, 59, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was 6 years old.
Before the tour, he told USA TODAY, "I'm a grateful guy. "After everything I've gone through
to be on the bright side of the dirt... I thrive when I'm travelling. I'm free to do that. It's beneficial to my soul.
He spoke about managing his blood sugar while travelling by adhering to a strict workout regimen and nutrition, working out at his mobile gym during the long drives between tour venues.
He told USA TODAY, "I come from a family that likes to party, but as a diabetic, I have to find more balance.
Bret Michaels' 2020 autobiography "Auto-Scrap-Ography Vol. 1" will serve as the basis for "The Origins of Bret Michaels," a multipart documentary that will air on A&E in November.