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Rocker Bret Michaels suffers low blood sugar during show

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Bret Michaels ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency.

Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels’ Facebook page that the former Poison frontman was three songs into his set in Manchester on Thursday when he rushed from the stage. A crew member says Michaels’ blood sugar was extremely low. The singer was diagnosed with diabetes as a child.

Evick says Michaels returned to the stage, telling fans he couldn’t continue performing. Evick says when he went to the band’s bus to check on Michaels, “he could barely speak, but begged me to apologize to the fans.”

In other concert missteps, People Country’s new Sexiest Man Luke Bryan recovered quickly after falling off the stage during a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. He slipped into the small area between the crowd and the stage, according to People, then was helped by security guards back onstage to finish his cover of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Can’t Hold Us.

Empty house

Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel stormed out of BookExpo America early when hardly any fans showed up for a promotion for her new children’s book, according to Page Six.

The canceled talk-show host and former Real Housewives of New York star, who testified in her child-custody trial against estranged husband Jason Hoppy on Wednesday, showed up to sign posters for Cookie Meets Peanut at the book-and-author event at Manhattan’s Javits Center.

A witness told Page Six: “At 2:15 p.m., there were four people in line for Bethenny. Representatives for her publisher were sent out around the expo to recruit people to come to her stand. Through sheer hard work they managed to get some people over. After blaming others for the poor turnout, Bethenny left the show early.”

A new leaf?

Has Dean McDermott changed? Maybe.

An insider on the set of Chopped Canada told RadarOnline that Tori Spelling’s husband, 47, has focused completely on the show, which is filmed in Toronto and in its second season.

“Dean is like a totally different guy this season but in a good way,” the source said. “During Season 1 you could tell he was partying a lot, but this year he’s keeping his head down, particularly with the women. Any flirting is clearly off limits.”

Royal baby

Princess Charlene of Monaco, who married Prince Albert II in 2011, has announced she is pregnant with the pair’s first baby.

The 36-year-old South African former Olympic swimmer and her husband issued a statement expressing their “immense joy” at the news. The birth is expected before the end of the year.

It’s over

Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz has revealed she and boyfriend Michael Trevino of The Vampire Diaries have split after three years, Us Weekly reports.

At the premiere of Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy’s HBO film The Normal Heart in Beverly Hills, Ushkowitz, 28, confirmed the breakup. When a photographer asked if the pair were still an item, she replied: “No, we’re not together anymore.” A source told Us Weekly the romance had been over for some time.

New owners

The Chicago-area home where Ferris Bueller’s friend Cameron famously “killed” his father’s prized Ferrari finally has a new owner.

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the modernist home in Highland Park sold Thursday for $1.06 million. No word on who bought it.

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