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Bret Michaels recovering after appendectomy

April 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bret Michaels is recovering from his emergency appendectomy at a private care facility for diabetics.Doctors are optimistic that Michaels will make a full recovery, according to a statement posted on the rocker's Web site.

The statement says "the fact that he was exhausted due to his rigorous schedule prior to the surgery and coupled with the fact that he has diabetes, the surgery has taken its toll."

The 47-year-old had been suffering from severe stomach pains on Sunday night and was urged to seek medical treatment.

The former frontman for '80s hair band Poison had been scheduled to perform in San Antonio.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.