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Bret Michaels -- My Appendix is Jacked Up

4/12/2010 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0412_brett_michaels_BN_TMZBret Michaels was set to explode on stage at Sea World last night -- instead, his appendix almost burst.

The Poison frontman was rushed to the emergency room in San Antonio around 1:00 AM after he complained about severe stomach pains.

Once he got to the E.R., it was determined that Michaels was suffering from acute appendicitis. According to a rep for Michaels, the singer was treated -- and is beginning the recovery process.

No word if docs had to remove the appendix.

UPDATE: Bret's appendix was removed.

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Lisa-Marie    

GET WELL SOON,LOTS OF LOVE.

1651 days ago
17.

Oz    

He's cool.

1651 days ago
18.

cory    

Bret, hope you get better. I hope you win Celebrity Apprentice.

1651 days ago
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samantha    

TMZ, if someone has appendicitis the appendix comes out everytime.....whoever wrote this is not very bright

1651 days ago
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vangold    

I wonder if he kept his bandana on during surgery?

1651 days ago
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becky    

...when my appendix went bad, it was not removed. They drained the infection out of it, and never did do surgery, saying that the risk of my appendix acting up again was less than my risk of infection from open surgery. So no, you do not always remove the appendix to cure appendicitis.

1651 days ago
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Stephanie in ATL    

He's BALD!! Why doesn't he just own up to it? Bald men are hot!!

1651 days ago
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Debbie    

Duh TMZ!!!! If you have appendicitis then yes you HAVE had your appendix removed!!!!

1651 days ago
24.

lostdog05    

Most of the time, the appendix is removed thus preventing it from getting ruptured (lethal). Appendix is a useless organ anyway.

1651 days ago
25.

anonymouse    

The only cure to treat appendicitis is through appendectomy (removal of appendicitis). Thank God it was not ruptured.

1651 days ago
26.

Sparkle    

Love him! Feel better soon Bret baby!

1651 days ago
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a fan    

Get well Bret. I became a fan watching Celebrity Apprentice. You are so real and creative. You seem like a nice guy and your a wonderful Dad.I am now a fan. I hope you do more on television. You have alot of style and are very cool. Stay wholesome dude.

1651 days ago
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Jackie.M    

will **** he's oooooollllllldddddddd, but get well soon so we can see rock of love or bus or something.

1651 days ago
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Johanna Allison    

Oh, poor Bret.. he is probably a mess right now. :( I feel for him.

1651 days ago
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Drexxy    

As a fellow Type1 Diabetic I have my suspicions that Brett isn't taking very good care of his diabetes. When you have a severe infection like that..one of the first signs you could have one is that your blood sugars go whacko. Hopefully someone will get him back on track becfore he ends up in DKA. Considering he has a daughter and that she may also have Type1..you would think he would keep a closer eye on his.

1650 days ago
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