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Apr. 12-18: Bret Michaels Recovering From Appendectomy

Stop The Presses!

Health issues prompted BretMichaels to postpone a number of concert dates this week. The legendary rockstar, who appears on this season's CelebrityApprentice, was rushed to the hospital Sunday before taking the stage at SeaWorld San Antonio, according to reports on his website

Early Monday morning,Michaels underwent an emergency appendectomy.

Doctors determined thatMichaels' appendix was about to burst. "It is now known that his appendix wouldhave more than likely burst on stage that evening quite possibly resulting indeath," a spokesperson said in a statement on his website.

After experiencing severe stomachpain, Michaels was examined by doctors at Sea World who suggested that he go tothe hospital.

The 47-year-old, who is alsoa diabetic, is recovering. "Bret remains under medical supervision at anundisclosed private care facility specializing in the rehabilitation ofdiabetic patients," the statement said. "While the surgery went well anddoctors are optimistic that the rocker will make a full recovery, the fact thathe was exhausted due to his rigorous schedule prior to the surgery and coupledwith the fact that he has diabetes, the surgery has taken its toll."

Michaels' has postponed AprilRoses and Thorns tour dates in Fort Smith, Arkansas; Clinton, Oklahoma; Hidalgo, Texas; Winchester, Virginia; and Florence, Indiana.

Ticket for the above shows willbe honored, according to Michaels' site. Ticket holders are encouraged to checkthe site for rescheduled dates.

Coachella Music Festival attendantspreparing to see U.K. bands The Cribs, Frightened Rabbit, and Delphic at theevent happening in Southern California's Coachella Valley this week were alsomet with disappointment. Ash from Iceland'svolcano eruption Wednesday has caused numerous to be canceled due to the unsafe flying conditions, preventing the actsfrom traveling to the U.S.

In other news, MichaelJackson's doctor preps for a trial, Jay-Z takes Red Sox player David Ortiz tocourt, and Shakira reveals plan to build a school in Haiti.


1) TheSmoke Out  - Icelandic volcano ashes affectCoachella Music Festival line up.

2) CryTough - Bret Michaels had appendix removed just in time.

3) FaceThe Music- Michael Jackson's doctor won't make plea deal.

4) LitigiousState Of Mind - Jay-Z sues Red Sox David Ortiz over club name.

5) SchoolHouse Rock - Shakira prepares to build school in Haiti.


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