Bret Michaels was rushed off stage in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday evening (May 29) after suffering a medical emergency.
In an official statement issued by band guitarist Pete Evick, Michaels appeared to be suffering from “extremely low” blood sugar.
The singer is currently being evaluated by paramedics. In the latest update, his camp sent a warm thank you to the on and off-duty paramedics assisting Bret.
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 – Team Bret
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) May 30, 2014
See the official statement below:
Breaking News: Message From Pete Evick Regarding Bret Michaels’ Medical Emergency
This is a message I never imagined I’d have to post. Tonight in Manchester, NH 3 songs into the set Bret had me sing a song as he rushed off stage. In the 9 years I’ve stood next to him, I’ve never seen a look like the one on his face as if I was a complete stranger. One of the crew returned instantly to notify me that Bret’s blood sugar was extremely low.
He returned to the stage only to announce that he could not continue. As you all know he is a health fanatic and fiercely monitors his blood sugar, he basically had to be dragged off the stage in his sickest of conditions. When I rushed to the bus he could barley speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans and seemed only concerned for them.
As of now he is with paramedics being evaluated. We will keep you posted throughout the evening.