Bret Michaels told Mary Colurso of The Birmingham News that he is suffering from a corneal ulcer due to infection in his eye.
His eye problem began, Michaels said, after fans accidentally hit him with a glass during an impromptu nightclub appearance in Panama City, Fla., during spring break. Although he wasn?t scheduled to perform at Club LaVela, Michaels said he agreed to ?go in and give them a free show, three or four songs.?
All went well until Michaels began to walk out of the venue.
?Someone said, 'Bret, you rock!,' and this glass filled with vodka and Red Bull fell on my head, and something in the glass scratched my eye,? Michaels said. ?It was this comedy of errors that I survived through.?
Instead of seeking medical attention, Michaels said he decided to try eye drops and be a ?self-remedy guy.? About a week ago, however, he realized something was seriously wrong.
Three doctor visits resulted, he said, including a trip to a specialist in Annapolis, Md.
"I got a shot in my eye yesterday, they numb your eye completely. They don?t even have a remedy for what?s wrong with my eye. They?re using this crazy stuff in my eye that they invented."
"I haven?t canceled any shows. They dilated my eyes and I looked like one of those old Dr. Shock freak horror shows" Michaels said. ?The good Lord has found a way to keep me on my toes.?