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Bret Michaels abruptly ends concert due to medical emergency

Michaels was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was a child.

By Annie Martin
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Rocker Bret Michaels performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on February 18, 2012. UPI/Michael Bush | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/0e5df0fff92da437bb52ff7a77519306/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Rocker Bret Michaels performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on February 18, 2012. UPI/Michael Bush | License Photo

MANCHESTER, N.H., May 30 (UPI) -- Bret Michaels abruptly ended his concert Thursday night after his blood sugar levels dropped too low.

The 51-year-old musician and his band performed three songs in Manchester, N.H. before he fled the stage and was rushed to paramedics. Michaels has Type 1 diabetes, and the cause of the emergency was "extremely low" blood sugar levels.

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"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," guitarist Pete Evick writes on the musician's Facebook page. "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 continues. "He basically had to be dragged off the stage in his sickest of conditions. When I rushed to the bus he could barely speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans and seemed only concerned with them."

Michaels and his band are scheduled to perform Friday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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