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Poison cancels appearance at Nashville show after Bret Michaels is hospitalized

Poison was unable to perform at their ‘Stadium Tour’ stop in Nashville on June 30th, after singer Bret Michaels was hospitalized. According to multiple news outlets, Poison guitarist C.C. Deville addressed the crowd at Nissan Stadium and informed them that Michaels was rushed to the hospital “because of an allergic reaction to medication.”

Further details emerged, with TMZ reporting that the 59-year-old Michaels is currently being treated in a local hospital after suffering an apparent reaction to medication triggered by his diabetes. The medication which caused the reaction has not been made public. Michaels has endured several health battles in the past, including a heart condition, brain hemorrhage and diabetes.

The Stadium Tour, which also features Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Def Leppard and Motley Crue, kicked-off on June 16 in Atlanta – and has been plagued with issues.  Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee broke four ribs prior to the tour, and on early stops he was only able to play a few songs before handing things over to fill-in drummer Tommy Clufetos. Lee played his first complete set of tour on June 29 in Charlotte, N.C.

The next scheduled stop on The Stadium Tour is July 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. At this time, it’s unclear whether Michaels or the band will be performing at that show.

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