By Pat Prince
Everyone's favorite rock star, Bret Michaels, was rushed into emergency surgery last night.
Moments before he took the stage in San Antonio, Michaels was rushed to the hospital for severe stomach pains. Turns out, he was suffering from an acute appendicitis.
Rumors that his appendix ruptured were untrue. Michaels remains in the hospital and will begin the recovery process.
Remaining concert dates will have to be rescheduled as it is unsure when Michaels will be well enough to perform. None of the rescheduling has been done yet. And a listing of all dates being rescheduled will be posted to his Web site in the coming days.
This "medical update" was just posted on Bret's MySpace blog this afternoon, April 13:
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.
An "undisclosed" location. How very cloak and dagger. But seriously, we wish Bret a 'get well soon' no matter where he may be recovering.