Bret Michaels took to Twitter to update fans about his recent health troubles. He had made several hospital visits in just three weeks.
Bret Michaels is leading a rock star life along with having an all too common chronic illness. At age six, doctors diagnosed him with Type 1 diabetes.
Since then, he's endured the well-known symptoms like itchy skin, extreme thirst, and fatigue. Despite that, he kept himself fit as seen in the picture found below.
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On stage, fans knew about his condition. He collapsed during a performance in Madison Square Garden. Behind doors, he went through kidney surgery and was treated for an appendectomy.
In 2010, the "Rock of Love" star was found to have a brain hemorrhage. Around the same year, doctors discovered a hole in his heart when he experienced a transient ischemic attack.
Just last month, the singer was forced to postpone a Tennessee concert due to kidney stone complications. Since the emergency came up, he's apparently spent a lot of time hospitalized.
But the 55-year-old was able to make it to one important event just yesterday. He performed for children of the Joe DiMaggio hospital during a Toys In The Sun Run charity concert after donating $5,000.
He shared pictures on Twitter showing his interaction with the kids and organizers. He captioned the heartwarming photos:
"1/2 I've spent the last 3 weeks in & out of emergency rooms with my kidneys & tests on my heart. With over 500,000 injections in my lifetime along with blood tests as a result of having Type 1 #Diabetes since age 6, I’ve been feeling a little down lately physically & spiritually."
In another tweet, the singer-songwriter shared some inspiring words of how he was motivated by the young ones to take better care of himself.
"2/2 Yesterday spending time in Florida on & off stage with diabetic friends, veterans, especially the kids & their families from @ToysInTheSunRun to benefit @JDCHospital was an amazing moment. Starting today I woke up, got my workout on & my blood sugar right...no more excuses!"
Though Michaels' role as a superstar has already encouraged many who share the illness, it's great to see him taking steps to better himself.
The lead "Poison" singer also has two daughters, Raine and Jorja, who keep him strong. The pair is growing fast. Raine, 18, has diabetes herself so Michaels is trying to be "a good role model."
The young adult wants to be a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and is working towards her goal. Meanwhile, Jorja hopes to get started in acting her soon.
Along with family, Michaels uses his friends and fans as support. His music, which he got into a teenager, is also something that keeps him going.
The singer's band has sold millions of records worldwide, hitting the Billboard Hot 100 with at least ten different singles. In his solo career, Michaels released four studio albums.
We wish the singer-songwriter the best of health as he takes positive steps for his health moving forward and into the new year.
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