As you may have heard, after three songs, Bret Michaels was forced to abruptly cut short his New Hampshire concert on Thursday night and was rushed offstage to the hospital, suffering “complications involving insulin shock and severe low blood sugar, along with other conditions which doctors later determined included exhaustion/dehydration/fever and the noro flu virus,” according to his Facebook page. Yesterday, Michaels cancelled his scheduled performance in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
And now, it’s been announced that he is unfortunately cancelling his Albany performance tonight at the Times Union Center, where he was scheduled to perform a veterans benefit with the Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Although the Times Union Center has yet to issue a statement, we assume that the show will go on without Michaels. UPDATE, 3:15pm: News Channel 13 is reporting that Local 518 country band Skeeter Creek will perform in Michaels’ slot at tonight’s show. Still no official word from the TU Center regarding Michaels’ cancellation…
UPDATE, 5:22pm: The Times Union Center has finally acknowledged Bret Michaels’ cancellation. Refunds are available as long as you have not had your ticket scanned. The concert will go on as scheduled, and Skeeter Creek will replace Michaels on the bill.
Pete Evick – guitarist in the Bret Michaels Band, as well as a co-songwriter, producer, mixer and musical director for the group – issued this statement this morning (Saturday, May 31):