Bret Michaels performs after hospitalization: ‘Florida fans in the pouring rain shook my world’

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Bret Michaels gave fans an update on his recent hospitalization on Saturday, telling them he wasn’t feeling his “Sunday best” but planned to “keep rocking” at his Saturday night show in Jacksonville, Florida.

“First of all, I want to thank everyone for all your incredible wishes. It’s been a rough few days for me,” Michaels said, looking healthy in a video he posted on his social media. “Thank you, it means the world to me.”

He said he was in Jacksonville, Florida and “ready to rock. I’m going to give you 1,000% of everything I’ve got in the tank right now. I’m not feeling my Sunday best, but I’ll keep rocking and bringing and I can Couldn’t be more grateful for such an amazing, incredible family, friends and fans. Thank you.”

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He later posted a photo of himself at the concert with laughing, screaming fans behind him.

Bret Michaels of Poison performs onstage during The Stadium Tour at Truist Park on June 16, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)

“Sick and in the pouring rain, Bret gives 100%,” he captioned the photo on Instagram.

On Twitter, he wrote: “Jacksonville, #Florida fans in the pouring rain shook my world. I really love you and I’m sorry I was sick.”

He canceled his meet and greet in Jacksonville, telling fans in a statement that he always gives “1000%” at meet and greets and that his doctors had advised him to “rest and try to conserve all the energy I can for the show.” .”

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A fan who was at the Jacksonville concert said it was an “Absolutely amazing show! We’ve seen you about 7 times – three with Poison and four with your band, but it was our friends’ first time! You were amazing tonight! Thank you for always giving everything!”

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Bret Michaels of Poison performs onstage during The Stadium Tour at Nationals Park on June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 22: Bret Michaels of Poison performs onstage during The Stadium Tour at Nationals Park on June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)

His band Poison had to cancel its show in Nashville on Thursday when the frontman was hospitalized.

A day after his hospitalization, he said in an Instagram statement that he had an “unforeseen medical complication” without going into more detail.

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The band had reportedly taken to the stage Thursday to tell fans that Michaels had had a “bad reaction” to medication.

Michaels was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 6. It’s unclear if that had anything to do with his hospitalization. TMZ reported that it may also have been linked to the coronavirus.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: CC DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bret Michaels of Poison perform onstage during The Stadium Tour at Nationals Park on June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 22: CC DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bret Michaels of Poison perform onstage during The Stadium Tour at Nationals Park on June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation)

In the earlier update, he said he hopes Nashville fans will “rock hard” with Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, with whom Poison is on tour.

The tour kicked off in mid-June and is expected to end in Las Vegas on September 9.

Their next scheduled show is Sunday in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

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He shared another update on his website on Friday, saying: “There are not enough words of thanks and gratitude for the well wishes from family, friends and fans,” he wrote. “I cannot thank the incredible and determined Nashville medical staff enough who have helped me as you can see with several IV sites to perform tests and administer fluids. I am determined to try and rock Jacksonville and soon returning for a Nashville show.”

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