Bret Michaels has reassured his fans that he is recovering from surgery after being rushed to the hospital with potentially fatal appendicitis.
The Poison front man describes on his blog at Fancast.com how he realized that a suspected stomach flu ahead of a San Antonio concert on April 11 was actually far more dangerous.
“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.”
As he recuperates Bret is passing the time by watching episodes of Modern Family on his iPhone and, “yes there are hot nurses taking care of me”, but his recovery may be complicated by his diabetes.
“I don’t know how much longer I will be under medical supervision,” he says. “I’ve spoken to several doctors and they all seem to be impressed with the condition I have been able to keep myself in as a juvenile diabetic. But a lot of extra care needs to be taken to make sure my body heals correctly… They say it can take four to six weeks to recover, but maybe longer for a diabetic.”