Bret Michaels Shares Details Of His Cancer Scare
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Bret Michaels recently shared his recent health scare, shedding light on a procedure he believes may have saved his life.
Taking to Instagram, the lead singer of Poison posted a photo displaying a fresh surgical scar just above his right hip and explained the circumstances leading to the procedure. Michaels shared in his Instagram caption:
“Just knowing that I absolutely love the outdoors and the sun, but with the recent passing of my friend Jimmy Buffett, I decided it was time for a more recent check-up of something I thought was nothing.
“Turns out, it was something. But, thanks to an incredible discovery and biopsy by my doctor Darren West and a quick reaction for this procedure on Friday just before the Texas show, I’m here to say that there’s not enough words of gratitude for all that doctors do for so many of us which not only may have saved my life but surely extended it.”
While Michaels remains optimistic, he acknowledges that he is still facing some uncertainties in his health journey. He concluded his message by urging his fans who share his love for the outdoors and the sun to undergo skin cancer screenings, emphasizing that one should never give up the fight against illness.
A History of Skin Cancer Battles for Bret Michaels
This isn’t the first time Michaels has had to undergo surgery for skin cancer. In 2020, the singer went through a similar procedure, coinciding with surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. Over the years, he has encountered various health challenges, including a brain hemorrhage and a minor stroke in 2010, as well as treatment for a heart condition in 2011. Additionally, Michaels has been managing type 1 diabetes since childhood.
Bret Michaels Continues Touring Amidst Health Concerns
Despite his recent health scare, Michaels remains on tour. His Parti Gras tour, which began in July, is scheduled to run until December. He teased the presence of surprise guest performers during the tour, hinting at the possibility of special appearances by well-known musicians.
“Every single night there will be someone on that stage. I can’t tell you exactly who it is. But if you’ve ever looked at everyone [who’s been on stage with me], I’ve had everyone from Jimmy Page to Jimmy Buffett to Paul Stanley. You don’t know who it’s gonna be, but we’re gonna bring somebody out at the end of the night and we’re gonna do their song.”