Bret Michaels has been hospitalized 6 times in only 2 weeks

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 12: Bret Michaels attends the 2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon - day 1 held at the Hollywood Palladium on May 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BETHLEHEM, PA - MAY 03: Bret Michaels performs live at the 27th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Ride for Life on May 3, 2014 at ArtQuest Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Bret Michaels performs at Sing For Your Supper Campaign Launch at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Bret Michaels performs on stage during the Sing For Your Supper Campaign Launch at Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Bret Michaels performs at Sing For Your Supper Campaign Launch at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
BETHLEHEM, PA - MAY 03: Bret Michaels performs live at the 27th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Ride for Life on May 3, 2014 at ArtQuest Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images)
BETHLEHEM, PA - MAY 03: Bret Michaels performs live at the 27th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Ride for Life on May 3, 2014 at ArtQuest Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Bret Michaels performs at Sing For Your Supper Campaign Launch at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Bret Michaels performs at Sing For Your Supper Campaign Launch at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Bret Michaels performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Invision/AP)
Bret Michaels performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Invision/AP)
Bret Michaels, rocks out for a VIP audience at the announcement event for Hard Rock International's application submission for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.(Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Invision for Hard Rock International/AP Images)
Bret Michaels of the rock band Poison performs solo during the M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Columbia, Md. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Bret Michaels performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Invision/AP)
SUNRISE , FL - AUGUST 9: C.C. DeVille and Bret Michaels of Poison perform during the Rock of Ages Tour 2012 at the Bank Atlantic Center on August 9, 2012 in Sunrise , Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
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By RYAN GORMAN

Rocker Bret Michaels has been hospitalized several times in recent weeks as he recovers from kidney surgery.

The 51-year-old singer has been admitted to half a dozen hospitals around the Midwest, friend and guitarist Pete Evick confirmed on the Poison frontman's Facebook page.

"Over the last two weeks Bret was in and out of 6 hospitals throughout the Midwest. Including the incredible Mercy Hospital of Northwest Arkansas," wrote Evick. "The staff and doctors were unbelievable and took incredible care of Bret."

Doctors have put two stents in the singer-turned-reality-star's body in the past few days, according to Evick.

Despite his ailing health, Michaels insisted on continuing to perform, leading to the multiple hospital stints.



"This time it went real bad," Evick continued. "During the show he gave 100 percent, but he hurt himself. Jumping around with two stents was a bad idea.

"I can't explain the amount of blood or where it came from, but it was horrifying on his bus after the show."

The hospital stay after that show resulted in Michaels being medicated to sleep by doctors so he could not leave, according to Evick.

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Bret welcoming the AOL editors into his home in Arizona in 2013.
Bret is an active animal rescuer, and has a lot of his own dogs.
Bret prepping for the Grammys.
Gearing up for the big night, the team orders a LOT of pizza.
We lost the remote! Luckily, we found it before the show started.
Before the show kicks off, Bret noticed Rihanna wearing a very scandalous dress on the red carpet.
The E! red carpet had a mani-cam. Bret decided to do his own mani(less)-cam.
Bret was very excited for later in the night when he could start to ride these through his house.
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He enjoyed the performances so much, he started to sing along with them.
By the middle of the show, we were so pumped. Bret started jumping off tables.
He couldn't take it so he decided to hop on his motorcycle and ride through the house.
This nifty Bret Michaels-Pittsburgh Steelers guitar made by Gibson is an extremely limited edition instrument -- there are only two of them in existence. The Steelers have the other one. Credit: Dennis Shin
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Bret signed off with an original song about the big night.
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The show kicks off and right away, we are enthralled with the show. Credit: Dennis Shin
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A charity event had to be postponed because of the time needed to recuperate.

"Bret was truly devastated," said Evick. "It's actually honorable to me that he always brings up the concern for the fans first before addressing his condition."

Michaels live-blogged the 2013 Grammy Awards for AOL.

He has Type 1 diabetes and also underwent emergency appendectomy surgery in 2010, according to ABC News. He suffered a hemorrhage at the base of his brain stem following the procedure.

The singer is still expected to make scheduled concerts this weekend in Florida.

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