This is why you should always pay attention if you don't feel well, no matter how harmless you may feel the symptoms are.
Bret Michaels, the former Poison lead singer was taken to the emergency room on Apr. 11 before taking the stage of a concert he was supposed to be performing. He'd been having severe stomach pains and flu-like symptoms all day.
Doctors diagnosed him with acute appendicitis and immediately operated.
Bret says that the doctors around him saved his life on his Fancast.com blog. "About 10 minutes before show time doctors got on the bus and said, 'Bret we really don't think this is the flu.' If I had gone onstage like I wanted to, it likely would have ruptured and I could have died. Not good."
Michaels is currently resting and getting well so he can get back on the stage and do what he does best - rocking.