Bret Michaels suffers medical emergency at concert

Bret Michaels suffers medical emergency at concert

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Bret Michaels performs at the Sing For Your Supper Campaign Launch at Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Updated Friday, May 30 at 9:49 AM

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bret Michaels ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency.

Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels' Facebook page the former Poison frontman was three songs into his set in Manchester on Thursday when he rushed from the stage.

A crew member says Michaels' blood sugar was extremely low. The singer was diagnosed with diabetes as a child.

Evick says Michaels returned to the stage, telling fans he couldn't continue performing. Evick says when he went to the band's bus to check on Michaels, "he could barely speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans."

On Twitter and Facebook, Michaels thanked paramedics who helped him.

In 2009, the rocker was performing at the Tony Awards when he was hit in the head with a set piece. He suffered injuries that he claimed contributed to a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him.

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