Bret Michaels Released From Hospital

Celebrity Body Apr. 15, 2010 AT 1:58PM
Bret Michaels Released From Hospital Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Bret Michaels was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing an emergency appendectomy earlier this week. But he's still "remains under supervision at an undisclosed private care facility specializing in the rehabilitation of diabetic patients," his rep tells

The former Poison frontman, 47, was rushed to the emergency room Sunday right before taking the stage at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. He'd been suffering all day from severe stomach pains and what he thought was the flu.

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Doctors determined that Michaels had acute appendicitis and removed his appendix at 1 a.m. Monday. His rep told Us Monday night that he was "doing well and beginning the road to recovery."

"While the surgery went well and doctors are optimistic that the rocker will make a full recovery, the fact that he was exhausted due to his rigorous schedule prior to the surgery and coupled with the fact that he has diabetes, the surgery has taken its toll." his rep says in a statement. "Even for non diabetic patients, the recovery from surgery can be long and painful. Doctors were amazed at how good of health Bret was in being a 47 year, old diabetic.  However the main focus and concern right now is that he is able to rest, recover and maintain good blood sugar levels while doing so."

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The San Antonio Business Journal reports that Michaels will make up his concert on Oct. 1.

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