WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Due to a sudden illness, Bret Michaels will not be performing tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tonight’s event will still take place and will feature extended sets by the Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band. The event will start at 7:30 p.m.
Refunds for those not attending the concert tonight due to Bret Michaels illness will be available at the point of purchase.
Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster online or over the phone should call (800) 745-3000. Tickets purchased at the NBT Bank Box Office or a Ticketmaster outlet should be returned to those locations. Ticket holders that choose to attend the show and have their tickets scanned will not be offered a refund.
Partial proceeds from tonight’s event will be donated to the 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund to aid local Veterans.
Michaels’ management released a statement:
“As previously announced, Entertainer Bret Michaels was physically forced to leave the stage (Thursday) night at the Palace Theater in Manchester, New Hampshire, due to 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.
“Michaels attempted to return to the stage to finish the show; however, it was clear to the band, crew, and audience that he would not be able to continue, as he walked off the stage and became violently ill.
“Paramedics present at the show immediately responded and 911 was notified. Unable to keep substance in his system, complications with his insulin levels and inability to balance his blood sugar levels arose. Michaels was rushed by ambulance to a New Hampshire hospital and monitored through the evening as doctors tried to bring his blood sugar back to healthy levels.
“Under strict medical direction, Michaels will not be able to perform this evening in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania. Doctors have ordered him to let the flu virus run its course and let his blood sugar rebalance and remain consistent.
“While hoping to perform Saturday in Albany, type 1 diabetes complicates health issue such as the nora flu virus and must be monitored and taken very seriously.