Bret Michaels shares health update after spending weeks in and out of emergency rooms

A lot of people have a renewed focus on their health come January — too much eggnog and pumpkin pie will do that — but Bret Michaels is starting now.

The Poison frontman has revealed that he spent the last three weeks in and out of emergency rooms, where he endured treatment for kidney problems and tests on his heart.

Michaels has long been public about his struggle with diabetes, a disease he was diagnosed with as a child. He’s had other issues, too. In 2010, he suffered a brain hemorrhage, and, as he was being treated for that, doctors discovered a hole in his heart, which they repaired during surgery.

The rocker promised a renewed focus on taking care of himself, vowing that there would be “no excuses,” even as he admitted that he’s been feeling “a little down lately physically & spiritually.” He explained that he’d been inspired while helping some worthy families during the holidays.

Fans were there for him.

“The awareness you’ve raised over the years has been so instrumental in helping Type 1 Diabetes patients (like my Aunt) know they can lead productive phenomenal lives. Thank you for your continued work and your honest posts on the struggles and triumphs!!” one person gushed.

Sorry you’re feeling a lil down. Im here if you need to talk,” offered another.

“Rock on Brett!;)” cheered a third.

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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)
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