poison singer Brett Michaels talked to 95.9 Riverof Nick Jacks On living with type 1 diabetes and the challenges that follow for a rock star on tour. Controlling blood sugar is his main concern throughout his day, and he monitors it through his dedication to diet and exercise.
Brett said (by transcription) BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I’ve had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 6 years old…the best lesson I’ve learned from my parents is…a few things my mom and dad said.Here’s the card you’ve been dealt.You don’t have to love , you have to accept this You’re either a victim or you’re victorious There’s no in-between You choose to be able to do this…and we’re the way you play soccer, you play baseball I’m going to find a way, a way to ride a dirt bike, a way to play music, a way to travel…with music.”
When asked how they manage their tours while addressing the unique challenges faced by diabetics, Brett Said:” poison we [were] Touring all the way, solo non-stop. What I’ve learned is… this is the truth… when they see me taking a break and someone is doing a little solo… they get a minute. come out. CC Devil [POISON guitarist] start solo. This is your chance to actually go back and check your blood sugar. And now, with this technology, a constant glucose monitor is in my arm and injected into my arm. i can test it. Adjust your insulin intake. So I inject insulin about five times a day and just adjust accordingly and I can find my groove.”
michaels “It may sound crazy, but each diabetic needs to find their own groove to keep these levels under control.
this summer, Brett Said United States of America today We built a mobile gym for the endless hours of travel between tour dates. He drilled “big bolts” into the ceiling of his RV for tricep and back exercises, bolted on a stationary bike, and rode his two hours or so at a time.
“Instead of ripping off an eight-hour drive, I put on a movie, locked my bike, put on my seatbelt, and got through it all,” he said. “I come from a family that likes to party, but as a diabetic, I have to find more balance.”
Back in late June, michaels drawn from poisonThe Nashville show after being hospitalized for an “unexpected medical complication.”he returned to the stage with him poison The band members resumed their activities a few days later, but said, “In order to continue to rest and try to save everyone, we have canceled interaction with our fans. [his] the energy of the group’s live performances”.
On the heels of his famous and highly successful run “Stadium Tour” this past summer, michaels set out on his chosen date “Partigra” 2023 Tour live nation It takes place Thursday, July 13th at Detroit and the legendary Pine Knob Amphitheater.Additional dates include the following stops michaelsAs well as his former home amphitheater at Starlake’s Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, he also makes stops in Guildford, New Hampshire and Camden, New Jersey.