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Bret Michaels ends New Hampshire concert amid medical emergency; low blood sugar suspected

FILE - In this April 9, 2008 file photo, Poison lead singer Bret Michaels poses for a portrait in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Michaels has abruptly ended a concert in New Hampshire Thursday May 29, 2014 after suffering a medical emergency. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)

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FILE - In this April 9, 2008 file photo, Poison lead singer Bret Michaels poses for a portrait in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Michaels has abruptly ended a concert in New Hampshire Thursday May 29, 2014 after suffering a medical emergency. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Bret Michaels has ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency.

Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels' Facebook page the former Poison frontman was three songs into his set in Manchester on Thursday when he rushed from the stage.

A crew member says Michaels' blood sugar was extremely low. The singer was diagnosed with diabetes as a child.

Evick says Michaels returned to the stage, telling fans he couldn't continue performing. Evick says when he went to the band's bus to check on Michaels, "he could barely speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans."

On Twitter and Facebook, Michaels thanked paramedics who helped him.

In 2009, the rocker was performing at the Tony Awards when he was hit in the head with a set piece. He suffered injuries that he claimed contributed to a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him.

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