Millions of rock fans worldwide have s single question: What Happened to Bret Michaels?
Moments before singer Bret Michaels was to take the stage at the Sea World Amphitheater in San Antonio the Rock of Love Star, Poison front man and Celebrity Apprentice contestant, was rushed to the hospital with severe abdominal pains. After several tests and a CAT scan the rock star received news that he had an acute appendicitis and was immediately taken into emergency surgery at 1:00am.
Several tour dates on his Roses and Thorns tour are being rescheduled. Michaels is hopeful to make his appearance at the Wichita River Music Festival which would be his first performance post surgery. The remainder of the tour is scheduled to resume on May 12th in Verona New York.
For the past two decades, Michaels has sold over 25 million records worldwide and has set his musical and creative sights far beyond Poison. The singer/songwriter will be releasing his solo album Custom Built on June 8th, 2010. The album features the new hit song Nothing to Lose (featuring Miley Cyrus), the new tracks Riding Against the Wind, Wasted Time and will also feature covers of the Sublime song What I got and Hank Williams Jr.s Family tradition. Custom Built, in true Michaels fashion, has no musical boundaries and will include a variety of different styles such as rock, country, alternative and Americana.
Over this past week Michaels emergency appendectomy was the number one googled item of the week, even getting spoofed NBCs Saturday Night Lives Weekly Update. Recently the singer was asked to make a cameo in Rihannas new video Rockstar but due to the emergency surgery he was unable to appear.
For those of you who have been tuning into the Apprentice you know it has been a tough week for Bret. With the possibility of his oldest daughter Raine being diagnosed pre-diabetic and Brets unforeseen emergency surgery.
However, Michaels tries to remain upbeat and would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the Staff at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital and all at San Antonios Sea World Amphitheater.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Posted by news update at 10:44 PM