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Poison lead vocalist Bret Michaels took the stage at Elixur Friday, Oct. 21, wearing a black, sleeveless T-shirt with his picture on it and the words Bret Michaels and Diabetic. Michaels, 42, developed type 1 diabetes when he was 6 years old. Every day is an absolute battle, Michaels said about the disease in a 2002 interview with USA Today. I dont care what anyone says. You have to wake up and say to yourself, I accept that I have diabetes, and Im not going to let it run my entire life. Michaels was joined at the Elixur show by special guests Jaws of Life, Agnus Jackson and Timmy Middle Finger. For Elixur show information, call 227-0000 or visit www.elixur.com.
From the Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2005, issue