Watch: POISON Plays Abbreviated Set In Jacksonville After BRET MICHAELS's Hospitalization
July 3, 2022
POISON played an abbreviated set Saturday (July 2) in Jacksonville, Florida — two days after the band was forced to cancel in Nashville due to Bret Michaels being hospitalized with a medical issue.
Earlier on Saturday, the singer issued a statement saying he would appear with his bandmates at TIAA Bank Field, along with DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, but that he would not take part in the pre-concert meet-and-greet. He explained that "doctors have highly recommended that I continue to rest and try to save all the energy I can for the show."
POISON's setlist for the Jacksonville show was as follows:
01. Look What The Cat Dragged In 02. Ride The Wind 03. Talk Dirty To Me 04. Your Mama Don't Dance (LOGGINS & MESSINA cover) 05. Guitar Solo 06. Every Rose Has Its Thorn 07. Nothin' But A Good Time
Bret was hospitalized Thursday just before POISON was set to perform at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
The 59-year-old musician's bandmates came onstage to let concertgoers know that Michaels had suffered a "bad reaction to medication" and that they wouldn't be able to do the show without him.
Earlier in the day on Thursday, POISON announced that it was canceling the VIP meet-and-greet with members of the band in Nashville "due to COVID positive cases within the POISON touring party". Not long after, it was announced that POISON was scrapping its appearance at the concert altogether.
"The Stadium Tour", which was originally planned for 2020 and later moved to 2021 and then to 2022, will conclude on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Michaels, who is a father to two daughters, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was just six years old. He has lived a very busy and full life despite the diabetes but has battled some additional health issues in recent years. In 2009, Michaels was injured while performing on the Tony Awards. The following year, he had a brain hemorrhage and also underwent an emergency appendectomy. In 2014, Michaels had kidney surgery. In January 2020, Bret underwent two separate surgeries — one to repair a torn rotator cuff and another to have a patch of skin cancer removed.
Bret continues to raise funds and awareness for not only diabetic causes, but St. Jude Children's Hospital, PetSmart charities and more.
Set lists from last night’s Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Joan Jett Stadium Tour in Jacksonville, Florida.
Poison’s set was shortened due to Brett Michaels’ first show back from being hospitalized and the lightning. Def Leppard played past the city’s sound ordnance. 🤘🏼 pic.twitter.com/q05AWkv3tV