Bret Michaels has emergency appendectomy

LOS ANGELES Michaels had been having severe stomach pains all day "and what was assumed to be a severe case of the flu."

According to the rocker's Web site, he was urged to go to the hospital as he was preparing to take the stage in San Antonio on that night.

A statement on his Web site says, the 47-year-old celebrity is now "doing well and beginning the recovery process," after undergoing an emergency procedure Monday.

Michaels was the frontman for the '80s hair band Poison.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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