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
BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).