Earlier this week, Bret Michaels announced the cancellation of his appearance on ‘The 80s Cruise,’ which set sail without him on March 8th.
In a newly posted statement, the Poison frontman commented on said cancellation:
First, I would like to say to all of the incredible Family Friends fans that decided to continue on The 80s Cruise, it is with my deepest apologies that I was unable to attend this year, as it came with much debate and thought.
As many of you know, I am a Type One Insulin-Dependent Diabetic. What many of you may not know is that diabetes causes an extremely compromised immune system. My doctor and diabetic specialist ordered me to wait this out, as I was at the highest of the high risk categories for contracting the virus, as stated by the CDC.
Even if I did not contract the Coronavirus, if we got quarantined at sea, there is a good chance that the insulin and supplies onboard would have run out without a re-supply…I promise you I try to get the real facts, and do not buy into media frenzy hyper pandemic, but this is a serious virus with little information so far on what you can do if you’re in a high-risk category or any category…
I look forward to seeing all of you at a show, or we will find a great party at a resort or on land to celebrate …I hope you all enjoyed the cruise as best as you could, and I will see you soon!
Much love and respect,
In more Poison news, the band are set to hook up with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett for a North American stadium tour this summer, with scheduled stops in Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Philly, NYC and more (dates below).
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett tour:
Tuesday, July 7 MIAMI, FL Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday, July 9 ORLANDO, FL Camping World Stadium
Saturday, July 11 CHARLOTTE, NC Bank of America Stadium
Tuesday, July 14 ARLINGTON, TX Globe Life Field
Wednesday, July 15 HOUSTON, TX Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 19 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Oracle Park
Thursday, July 23 SAN DIEGO, CA Petco Park
Saturday, July 25 PHOENIX, AZ State Farm Stadium
Sunday, August 9 ATLANTA, GA SunTrust Park
Tuesday, August 11 HERSHEY, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Thursday, August 13 BUFFALO, NY New Era Field
Saturday, August 15 PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park
Sunday, August 16 PITTSBURGH, PA PNC Park
Tuesday, August 18 MILWAUKEE, WI Miller Park
Thursday, August 20 DETROIT, MI Comerica Park
Saturday, August 22 WASHINGTON DC Nationals Park
Sunday, August 23 FLUSHING, NY Citi Field
Tuesday, August 25 BOSTON, MA Fenway Park*
Friday, August 28 CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field
Sunday, August 30 DENVER, CO Coors Field
Wednesday, September 2 SEATTLE, WA T-Mobile Park
Saturday, September 5 LOS ANGELES, CA SoFi Stadium
*pre-sales begin December 16 with general on-sale December 20
Top photo via bretmichaels.com