Michaels, who suffers from diabetes, was three songs into his
set at the Palace Theater in Manchester, New Hampshire when he
had to be led off stage, said guitarist Pete Evick.
"In the 9 years Iíve stood next to him, Iíve never seen a look
like the one on his face as if I was a complete stranger."
Michaels returned briefly to tell the crowd that he couldn't
continue the performance, then was helped offstage and evaluated
by paramedics, the statement said.
Michaels' Twitter and Facebook accounts said at midnight on
Thursday: "Sending a shout out 2 all the paramedics both on &
off duty who assisted Bret tonight. No words can thank you
enough for ur help."
In 2010, Michaels was rushed to a hospital overnight with an
excruciating headache that turned out to be a brain hemorrhage.
Michaels was formerly the frontman for the 80s glam-rock band
Poison, whose hits included the ballad "Every Rose Has Its
Thorn." He has since appeared in numerous reality television
shows including VHI's "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels."
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
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