Poison cancels Nashville show after Bret Michaels hospitalized

**UPDATED**

Bret Michaels shares message to fans after pre-show medical issue that forced Poison to cancel their Nashville performance on June 30th.

“To the incredible fans in Nashville, thank you for all your well wishes!! I was truly fired up to get on stage in the Music City and perform, but due to an unforeseen medical complication & following hospitalization, it was not possible,” he writes on social media. “I send my deepest apologies for being unable to rock the stage tonight!!! I’m working on being back 100% very soon & hope you rocked hard with my friends Motley/Leppard/Joan and Classless Act!”

**EARLIER**

Poison has canceled tonight’s Nashville gig at Nissan Stadium due to Bret Michaels falling ill and being hospitalized. Michaels’ bandmates — CC DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bobby Dall — took to the stage to share the news before what was to be their 7 pm set time. They said Michaels was ill and the group would not be performing. His band said he had suffered from an allergic reaction medication, but it was not revealed that it was COVID related.

Metal Sludge reports that the band’s VIP meet and greet was also canceled due to a positive COVID case with the band. Earlier reports say Michaels tested positive for COVID, although that’s not been officially confirmed.

Michaels is currently being treated at a Nashville area hospital with his condition unknown. The band has yet to make a statement on social media or address the future of this weekend’s shows.

Lightning also appears to affected the Music City tour stop. Twitter users report that Classless Act performed two songs before being forced off the stage for a rain delay. After an hour, Joan Jett eventually took the stage with Poison making their announcement before Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe followed.

The group is currently supporting The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The shows kicked off earlier this month after a two year delay due to the pandemic. The Crüe’s closing DC performance last week was also delayed to lightning. The took the stage after a 90 minute rain delay.

Due to popular demand, additional dates were added, extending the trek to 36 cities. Twenty-five stops have sold out while amassing over one million tickets sold to eager fans wanting to see Mötley Crüe return seven years after their Cessation of Touring agreement. The band destroyed the contract following a massive surge in new audience after the huge success of their Netflix biopic The Dirt.

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