Bret Michaels suffers medical emergency at concert

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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)
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(Reuters) - Rocker Bret Michaels was rushed offstage apparently suffering from seriously low blood sugar during a New Hampshire concert on Thursday, his bandmate said in a statement posted on the singer's website.

Michaels, who suffers from diabetes, was three songs into his set at the Palace Theater in Manchester, New Hampshire when he had to be led off stage, said guitarist Pete Evick.

Bret Michaels Leaves Stage After Medical Emergency

"In the 9 years I've stood next to him, I've never seen a look like the one on his face as if I was a complete stranger."

Michaels returned briefly to tell the crowd that he couldn't continue the performance, then was helped offstage and evaluated by paramedics, the statement said.

Michaels' Twitter and Facebook accounts said at midnight on Thursday: "Sending a shout out 2 all the paramedics both on & off duty who assisted Bret tonight. No words can thank you enough for ur help."

In 2010, Michaels was rushed to a hospital overnight with an excruciating headache that turned out to be a brain hemorrhage.

Michaels was formerly the frontman for the 80s glam-rock band Poison, whose hits included the ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." He has since appeared in numerous reality television shows including VHI's "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels."

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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