Bret Michaels rushed to EMERGENCY surgery
April 13, 2010 8:00:21 PM UTC Post #1

Not sure if it's been posted yet, but:

(All information and pictures from www.BretMichaels.com; Picture - rights to Carrie Reiser - on BretMichaels.com)

MICHAELS REMAINS IN HOSPITAL AFTER EMERGENCY SURGERY -- Posted by Janna on Tuesday, April 13 2010

Bret Michaels, who is currently appearing on NBC�s Celebrity Apprentice, remains in the hospital after an emergency appendectomy early Monday morning.
While on his current Roses and Thorns Tour which is set to visit over 200 cities, the legendary rock and roll front man was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in San Antonio on Sunday after suffering from severe stomach pains and what was originally thought to be a case of the stomach flu. Upon further examination doctors insisted on performing a CAT scan which revealed that the 47 year old diabetic's appendix was nearly ready to burst, and rushed him into an early Monday morning (1:00am) surgery. It is now known that his appendix would have more than likely burst on stage that evening quite possibly resulting in death.

After spiking a fever during the overnight hours, which could be a sign of infection, it is reported that Michaels will remain under doctor's care for an undisclosed amount of time as to monitor his progress watch for complications.

For more information as it becomes available, visit bretmichaels.com.

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Press release ** Bret rushed into emergency surgery** -- Posted by Janna on Monday, April 12 2010


Moments before he was to take the stage last night (April 11th) in San Antonio, Doctors at Sea World urged Bret Michaels to go to the hospital as the singer had been suffering all day from severe stomach pains and what was assumed to be a severe case of the flu. After further examination by Doctors in San Antonio it was determined that the singer was suffering from an acute appendicitis. He was rushed into emergency surgery at 1:00 a.m.. According to Doctors, Michaels, who remains in the hospital, is doing well and beginning the recovery process.

Michaels who has been known to perform under extreme conditions that would make most performers cancel, will unfortunately have no choice but to reschedule some of his April tour dates. A listing of all dates being rescheduled will be posted to his website in the coming days.


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Get well Bret.

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"I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool...
...But then again, I've seen a lot of fools"

April 13, 2010 9:53:13 PM UTC Post #1

Wow, Good Luck Bret

April 14, 2010 2:57:02 AM UTC Post #2

As much as I detest Poison and all the glam crap with extreme prejudice, get well Bret. But not until after the Burke show. Take bed rest until mid-July. Did someone suggest Jimmie Van Zant?!?

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

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April 14, 2010 7:52:51 PM UTC Post #3

Maryland,

Jiffy Lube Pavillion is in Bristow, VA (closer to Gainesville and Manassas), not Burke. I'm 5 minutes from Burke

"I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool...
...But then again, I've seen a lot of fools"

April 15, 2010 12:22:12 AM UTC Post #4

@SpawnOfSkynyrd: Jiffy Lube is the old Nissan, right? If so, I'm not sure where I got Burke from. If it ain't the old Nissan Pavillion, apparently, well...."I Don't Know Where I'm Goin', I Don't Know!...." Guess I woulda had front row parking.

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

April 15, 2010 12:36:24 AM UTC Post #5

@LynSkyn1981: I here where you're coming from on the point that, hell yeah I'd love to hear a 3-4 hour set and that'd be it. No opener, fine by me.

You do know that Jimmie with Jimmie playing some stuff that you just know Skynyrd wouldn't touch... Poison Whiskey, Was I Right Or Wrong, Am I Loosing, Roll Gypsy Roll, etc. Instead we'll be cursed with Every Rose Has It's Thorn and whatever their other 2 'Top of the Pops' hits they had. Please Skynyrd, no Bon Jovi in 2011. I'd have to pass on that tour. Guess I'll be hitting the flask while Bret is on.

How about Deep Purple? It just ain't that hard to find anybody of a better fit. Ian Gillan still has it. C'mon. Guess I'm gonna see some 40 year old goof balls in their spandex and poofed up hair and eyeliner. Great. Gary...please brother. Johnny, Rickey...somebody....anybody? >>

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

April 15, 2010 12:59:55 PM UTC Post #6

@Maryland4Dixie: How about Deep Purple?

Deep Purple did tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd along with Ted Nugent, can't remember what year it was without looking back past ticket stubs......... too many LS shows since.

April 15, 2010 2:59:21 PM UTC Post #7

@Maryland4Dixie,

Yes, Jiffy Lube Pavillion is what Nissan used to be (but I refuse to call it that...it's still Nissan to me), and yes, it's in Bristow.


Give Bret's music a chance. He has evolved since the glamor hair band days of Poison. And I do like Jimmie's music, but there are some songs that SHOULD NOT be touched or covered. Take for instance, "Was I Right or Wrong". That was written by Ronnie for Lacy. The initial plan apparently was not to release it until Lacy passed...but we all see how that went.

"Am I Losin' " is a great tune though, and likewise shouldn't be covered. It's a personal song to Ronnie. I don't mind many of the others, but those 2? No thanks.

"I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool...
...But then again, I've seen a lot of fools"

April 18, 2010 4:18:03 AM UTC Post #8

@SpawnOfSkynyrd: Spawn, you are no longer invited to my BBQ, lol. Just kidding. You're alright far as I'm concerned. I disagree with your assessment on those songs regarding whether of not Jimmie is sufficient to carry the burden of carrying along those songs. But that's just me.

Regarding Bret. Still think he should be opening for Vince Neil, at best.Of course, Vince should be grateful to open for Metallica. Especially since Metallica sucks, but people still consider them metal for some reason. Ronnie Van Zant was the modern day Tom Araya. So what do I think about Bret Michaels? Really? Dude looks like a lady.

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

April 18, 2010 4:22:33 AM UTC Post #9

@Backstreet Crawler: Not surprised. Was just throwing that out there. But, good for you for picking up on that!!! My first concert 1993, I think (still have the concert shirt). Sorry, couldn't help it, was born in '70. Saw them at Pier 1 in Baltimore with Charlie Daniels.

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

April 18, 2010 4:31:11 AM UTC Post #10

@LynSkyn1981: Lyn Skyn, interesting choice. Not sure I would submit them as my choice. But, at least your selection naturally produces testosterone (Laughing). Steve Harris, no personal opinion, Maiden is ok. But, I hear that Bruce Dickenson has a propensity towards talking down about America and Americans. IF! that is true....well screw him and his band mates. That, of course is, IF. If not, I apologize. If the rumor is true, flush the toilet.

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

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