Bret Michaels is recovering from his near death experience last week over an acute appendicitis. Bret was in San Antonio for a sold-out concert when he started throwing up. He thought he had the flu, but doctors disagreed and rushed him to the hospital. Once he arrived, they did a CAT scan and performed an emergency appendectomy. He was released from the hospital last week.
On his blog he wrote…
“I was throwing up all day and really thought I had just got a severe case of the flu. About 10 minutes before show time doctors got on the bus and said, ‘Bret we really don’t think this is the flu’ and told me that I WAS GOING TO THE HOSPITAL.
“After a CAT scan, they determined it was acute appendicitis and they performed emergency surgery right there in the middle of the night. After the fact, they told me that if I had gone onstage like I wanted to, it likely would have ruptured and I could have died. Not good.”
Fortunately for Michaels, he had PLENTY of hot nurses to give him 24 hour loving care. He also sets the record straight about his daughter Raine. He says, “contrary to reports on the Internet, my daughter Raine is alive and well. And, second, none of my concerts will be canceled. We will reschedule all the dates and come back in the summer and fall. I also just want to say thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes. My staff has been making sure I get the messages and have told me about the outpouring of e-mails, cards, and get-well gifts, which has been amazing. So, once again, thank you.”
Hopefully, Bret will decide to take a little family vacation, it sounds like the road is taking its toll on him. Get well soon!