Bret Michaels Hospitalized, Poison Cancel Stadium Tour Stop

Poison had to pull out of their June 30 Stadium Tour stop in Nashville after singer Bret Michaels was hospitalized.

According to Blabbermouth, 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, including what medication caused the reaction, has not yet been made public. Michaels has endured several notable 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 — launched on June 16 in Atlanta. Though the highly anticipated trek has been celebrated by fans, it has been far from smooth sailing since the much-delayed tour finally started.

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee broke four ribs prior to the tour — the result of a nasty fall on a flight of stairs — and was initially limited as a result. On early stops, Lee only played 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. Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm engulfed much of Def Leppard’s performance on opening night. “We have just finished the wettest gig we have done since Mannheim in 1986,” singer Joe Elliott declared after the set.

The Stadium Tour’s next scheduled stop is July 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. The trek will wrap its way across America over the next few months, concluding Sept. 9 in Las Vegas.

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