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Bret Michaels recovering in private diabetic facility


A few days after undergoing an emergency surgery to have his appendix removed, Poison singer and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ participant Bret Michaels has been discharged from the San Antonio, Texas, hospital at which he was operated. According to reports, the 47-year-old is currently recovering at a special facility for diabetics.

A representative of Bret’s told PEOPLE in a statement: “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.

“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.”

It is unclear how many of the shows on his extensive tour will have to be moved while Bret recuperates and recovers in the private care facility. For now, all performances up until April 24 are being rescheduled.

Bret, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, was set to perform at Sea World in San Antonio before complaining of stomach pains and flu-like symptoms.

Read more about Bret’s battle with diabetes.

What is type 1 diabetes?

Other celebrities who suffer from type 1 diabetes include Nick Jonas.

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