Bethenny Frankel reveals near-death experience triggered by ‘rare fish allergy’

Bethenny Frankel revealed Monday she had a near-death experience over the weekend triggered by a rare fish allergy. The "Real Housewives of New York City" star wrote on Twitter that she was rushed to the hospital Sunday because of a "rare fish allergy" triggered by the soup she was eating. She said after ingesting some … Continue reading “Bethenny Frankel reveals near-death experience triggered by ‘rare fish allergy’”

Bethenny Frankel revealed Monday she had a near-death experience over the weekend triggered by a rare fish allergy.

The "Real Housewives of New York City" star wrote on Twitter that she was rushed to the hospital Sunday because of a "rare fish allergy" triggered by the soup she was eating. She said after ingesting some of the liquid, she began to feel some itching and was "unconscious for 15 mins."

She was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts, where she spent two days in the intensive care unit with "BP of 60/40," which is a dangerously low blood pressure that could cause shock or a stroke.

"I couldn't talk, see, thought I had a stroke & dying & told if [I was sent to the hospital] 5 mins later I'd be dead," the reality star tweeted.


Frankel said emergency responders and an EpiPen saved her life and she vowed to always have the medical device with her.

The 48-year-old later tweeted that her "next project" is to provide improvements to the Massachusetts hospital such as new mattresses because "they have no budget for TVs and comfortable beds 🙁 for really sick people."

A fan also asked Frankel to help schools and organizations get free EpiPens to children, which she responded: "I am all over this. I've heard about it and this will be a mission of mine."

Fans previously learned about Frankel’s fish allergy when she suffered an allergic reaction during a trip to Cartagena, Colombia that was shown on the "Real Housewives of New York City." In that incident, Frankel was also drinking soup when she felt some itching in her throat.

"Is there fish in that soup?" Frankel asked others at the dinner table. "I'm itching. My throat is itching. I thought it was chicken, f—k."

"It's the worst feeling, your throat gets itchy, you feel like you’re going to throw up," Frankel said about the allergic reaction. "It's like poison inside you."

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch recalls overcoming addiction, finding God in new doc

Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch was at the prime of his career during the late ‘90s and early 2000s when Korn helped define a completely new genre of music known as nu-metal, becoming one of the most successful acts of its day.

But behind closed doors, the Grammy-winning rock star was losing himself to drugs and alcohol.

Welch walked away from Korn – and a $23 million dollar record deal – in 2005 after he found God. The bold move helped him become free of his addictions, but the single father still needed plenty of saving.

The now 48-year-old and his daughter, Jennea Welch, are the subjects of a new Showtime documentary titled “Loud Krazy Love,” a shocking tell-all about his complicated relationship with the now 20-year-old who was also privately battling her own demons. It features in-depth interviews with the pair, with Welch’s parents and also with his bandmates.

Welch told Fox News filming technically began in 2005, after MTV reached out about creating a spirituality show. But when the project fell through, Welch kept the footage until 2013 when the idea of a film exploring his life with Korn was presented to him. However, it was clear to Welch that the real story he was ready to share was the one that even his die-hard fans didn’t know about.

In the film, Welch revealed that despite having it all – fame, fortune and a child he adored – he was still suffering from unhappiness.

“I think the root was the self-hatred that was going on due to unresolved issues growing up,” Welch explained. “I didn’t have the best relationship with my dad. I was bullied in school, picked on. I remember the first time of just trying to connect with girls. It was just rejection after rejection. So I always felt ugly. … Every time I looked in the mirror, it was like, ‘You’re not good enough.’ ‘There’s always someone more popular.’ ‘There’s always someone more gifted in music.'

“… I feel like I was too sensitive to things. And they would get to me. And I would let them just tear me down. And no matter how successful I got later on, I just felt like, if people really got to know me, got close to me, they wouldn’t like me. That’s the lie I believed about myself. And so I would just mask it with drugs and alcohol for years and years… It wasn’t until I found my faith that I learned to love myself.”

Rock group Korn attends the 16th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 9, 1999 at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Getty)

The Hollywood Reporter revealed Welch’s addictions became so severe he would hide his crystal meth in vitamins, deodorant – whatever was handy – while touring with Korn. Welch also shared on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s “Allegedly” podcast that he once sent 1/8 ounce of crystal meth via Fed Ex.

Jennea had an unconventional childhood, one that involved hitting the road as a toddler alongside her famous father on tour.

“When I think about being on the road, it’s a lot of bittersweet memories honestly,” Jennea told Fox News. “We had so much fun. I was able to do whatever I wanted, eat whatever I wanted and just hang out. … There were promiscuous girls, parties and stuff. And I knew that it was wrong. But honestly, it was just what it was.”

But Jennea also endured loss. In the documentary, she vividly described moments in her young life when Welch was absent as he traveled the country with Korn. Then her mother, also dealing with addiction, left the pair behind. Jennea admitted it wasn’t easy to relive those memories of being alone.

Brian Welch with his daughter Jennea. (Courtesy of Sean Berry)

“It was difficult,” she explained. “I think there were some sad things that as a kid I didn’t quite get. Because he wasn’t there and my mom wasn’t there. And I guess when I became older, it affected me a lot.”

When Welch converted to Christianity, he was determined to always be by Jennea’s side — but his struggles were far from over. He was no longer packing arenas and his finances were rapidly dwindling. Bad business deals also taunted Welch. Still, his faith endured.

“I was forewarned, I should say,” said Welch. “You go through trials, sometimes heavy ones. Sometimes it looks like God’s abandoned you, but not for any reason. [It’s] to make your faith grow and to see that no matter what happens, you come out OK. … It’s all for your good. It’s all for love and it’s all for making you a strong person.

“So when I lost my house, when I lost financing, when I lost cars and people betrayed me, it was just like the spiritual working out. I kept working hard to try to get things back on track and to see that I’m not going to need the band. The money is not who takes care of me anymore. God provides for me. … I come from a background where if someone is rough and tough, you handle things physically. People betrayed me and you just want to choke them. But you choose forgiveness.”

Brian Welch and his daughter Jennea in 2007. (Getty)

During her teens, Jennea found herself drowning in depression and anxiety. She resorted to cutting herself in hopes of eliminating a pain that refused to vanish. Jennea even considered taking her life.

“When I was 14, I was really open about my depression, anxiety on [social media],” she explained. “I was really open because I didn’t know how to talk to other people about it in a healthy way… I guess what made me want to share all these things [in the documentary] was the fact that so many other kids struggle. I talk to girls every day who are 14, 15, who battle with those things and battle with family dynamics. I just feel for them, and I feel like because I’m doing so well and I have so many healthy coping skills now, it would also be selfish not to share how far I’ve come.”

With the help of Welch, Jennea received intensive counseling. The Phoenix New Times reported Welch enrolled Jennea at a Christian boarding school in Lafayette, Ind., called Awakening Youth Academy. She credited the new environment for giving her a sense of normalcy.

“Boarding school helped me so much because I got to live just a normal life with some girls, some of my best friends,” said Jennea. “When I was younger, obviously it was difficult because there some things I was missing out on. [But] all that stuff has been restored.”

Brian and Jennea Welch in May 2018. (Getty)

Jennea added she has reconnected with her mother over the years.

“We talk every once in a while, like every few months,” said Jennea. “We’re not super close, but I love her. She’s amazing and she’s been through so much.”

After nearly a decade apart, Welch reunited with Korn in 2013. Rolling Stone previously reported Welch received Jennea’s blessing to rejoin the group and pursue his passion for music.

As for facing temptation with drugs and alcohol, Welch said it’s not an option.

“I am done,” he stressed.

Brian Welch during a filming of "Loud Krazy Love." (Sean Berry)

As for drinking, Welch admitted in his 2016 book “With My Eyes Wide Open” that there was a time where he couldn’t resist the bottle.

“I shared that I did start trying to drink again,’” he said. “I was like, ‘I’m not an alcoholic. After 10 years, I can have a couple of glasses of wine.’ And then that turned into binge drinking for a month or so. So yeah, I tried it and I was like, ‘I can’t do this. But before I quit, I’m gonna drink a couple more weeks.’ So I did not drink again.”

These days, Welch is perfectly content being sober and bonding with Jennea.

“I just don’t like it,” said Welch about his past vices. “I’d get these horrible hangovers where I’d feel massive, massive depression. So that helps me not drink. It’s just not for me.  … I’m still a very practicing spiritual man. And I’m a Christian in the fact that I have a personal relationship with Christ. But there’s a lot of Christians that don’t understand me… That’s not going to stop me though. To me, God is love and God loves everybody and takes you as you are.”

“Loud Krazy Love” premieres Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

Bret Michaels reveals recent struggles with diabetes after performing at charity concert

Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels felt inspired after performing at a charity event to not only get himself in shape, but be open about his medical issues.

The singer, 55, spent his weekend performing at the Toys In The Sun Run charity concert to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. He later revealed on Twitter that he personally donated $5,000 to the cause where he thanked fans, promoters, bikers, veterans and radio volunteers that made the event possible.

On Monday the former “Rock of Love” star wanted to show the world that the event stayed with him after it was over. The star spoke about his own battle with diabetes since he was a child and how he’d allowed it to get a little out of hand recently. However, he noted that the children he saw battling the condition with such bravery inspired him to get his act together.

“I’ve spent the last 3 weeks in & out of emergency rooms with my kidneys & tests on my heart. With over 500,000 injections in my lifetime along with blood tests as a result of having Type 1 #Diabetes since age 6, I’ve been feeling a little down lately physically & spiritually,” he said. “Yesterday spending time in Florida on & off stage with diabetic friends, veterans, especially the kids & their families from @ToysInTheSunRun to benefit @JDCHospital was an amazing moment. Starting today I woke up, got my workout on & my blood sugar right…no more excuses!”

The message came along with a collage showing pictures of Michaels at the event as well as a shirtless picture showing his healthier body.

The donation money came from Michael’s Life Rocks Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, the charity brings money to benefit several causes including diabetes, childhood cancer, military support and pet charities. Most notably, it sends children with diabetes to camps to help them both learn how to manage their condition and socialize with others that are living with diabetes as well.

While Michaels is getting personal about his battle, this is hardly the first time he’s shared his experience working as a rock star with type-1 diabetes.

“It’s all about maintaining a balance,” he told DiabetesHealth in 2008. “That’s the weirdest thing for a rock star to say: ‘balance.’ But as a diabetic rock star, it’s been about balance in my life. For every rose, there’s a thorn: that’s a song we have, and that’s what it is. It’s finding a sense of balance.”

Sarah Hyland reveals she had a second kidney transplant, surgery for endometriosis

“Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland finally opened up about the slew of medical issues that she’s vaguely alluded to in the past. The star went as far as to reveal that things got so bad that she contemplated suicide at her lowest point.

Speaking in a vulnerable and wide-ranging interview with Self, the 28-year-old actress got candid about her most recent surgeries, detailing the extent of her medical history. It was previously made public that she lives with kidney dysplasia, which essentially means her kidneys did not form correctly when she was in the womb. She was open about the fact that her father gave her his kidney in 2012.

“But what most people don’t know is that about two years ago exactly, I went into rejection,” the star says in the video below before breaking into tears.

Although she doesn’t know why, the organ gifted to her by her father didn’t take properly and she was forced to go on dialysis for three days a week for four hours. However, that was only a temporary solution and her health started to get worse once again.

“When a family member gives you a second chance at life and it fails, it almost feels like it’s your fault… and it’s not. But it does,” she says. “We did all of these tests and all of these treatments to try and save the kidney, but they basically said the transplanted kidney was like a house that caught on fire, you can’t un-burn a house.”

Fortunately, Hyland learned that her younger brother was a match and was willing to give his kidney to her in a second attempt to correct her failing health. While she was obviously grateful, she admits the fear led her down a dark road.

“For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn't want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad,” she told the outlet. “I had gone through [my whole life] always being a burden, of always having to be looked after, having to be cared for.”

Fortunately for both Hyland and her fans, she talked with someone about the thoughts she was having and underwent the surgery in September 2017, just three days after meeting her current boyfriend, Wells Adams.

While the star is in a much better place, she also revealed to Self that new health problems have emerged in addition to her kidney issues. Hyland underwent a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and to repair a hernia that went unnoticed for about a year. In total, she said she's had 16 surgeries, six in the last 16 months.

The star jokes about having a list of things that describe her, which includes her medical issues.

“But that list doesn't hold me back from anything. I won't let it,” she concludes.

John Wayne’s son recalls growing up with ‘The Duke’: ‘He knew he wasn’t going to be around when I was older’

Ethan Wayne said a day at his friend’s house made him realized his father was different.

The now-56-year-old is the youngest son of late Hollywood legend John Wayne and Peruvian actress Pilar Pallete, his third and last wife. He’s currently the president of John Wayne Enterprises and director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. This year, he helped release a bourbon based on the patriarch’s own recipe.

“I can remember going to a friend’s house and his mom said, ‘Hey Brian, go get the mail,’” recalled Wayne. “I went out and there were three envelopes. I remember going, ‘That’s all the mail you got? That’s weird.’ The US postal service would drag those canvas bags with lots of mail to my house. It was strange.”

(John Wayne Enterprises)

Despite Wayne having an iconic movie star for a father, he described his childhood as normal — one that involved living in then-small town Newport Beach, Calif. with other families in the same neighborhood, surrounded by oranges and strawberry farms.

There were no security or bodyguards. John answered his own door and telephone. He was an early riser who exercised alongside his son and studied his scripts before heading to work. He often spent his free time on his boat, admiring the great sea he loved. He would catch his own fish and cook it on the beach, as well as interact with locals.

John was 56 when Ethan was born — and he made sure his son never forgot to do chores around the house.

(John Wayne Enterprises)

“I can’t pick up a broom to this day without thinking about him coming out and saying, ‘That’s not how you sweep, this is how you sweep!’” chuckled Wayne. “And it was with this big push broom. And he wasn’t very mechanical. He was great with his gun, he was great on a horse and he handled boats really well. But if a car got a flat tire, he’d just leave it. And I was very mechanical as a young boy for some reason. I really enjoyed taking stuff apart and putting it back together. He really didn’t get it. He didn’t like motorcycles, and I did.”

Wayne said that despite his father’s high-profile career, John, who was aware he might be gone by the time his son was a young man, was determined to be a hands-on parent. Wayne described growing up on film sets and learning about the hard work it took to bring Hollywood to life.

“He took with me on location,” Wayne explained. “I’d be homeschooled down on location in Mexico because he knew he wasn’t going to be around for me when I was older, and that he would probably lose me while I was young, teenage man. So he took me with him when I was little. And one of my jobs was to load the car with all the personal items that he wanted with him when he would make a film somewhere remote. Or if he went on his boat, the Wild Goose.

(John R. Hamilton / John Wayne Enterprises)

"He would take his own bourbon, and that bourbon was the heaviest thing that I would carry. Everyone wanted to have a drink with John Wayne. I would also carry his packs of candy, special food items, shoes, gloves, jackets. Definitely bags of hats.”

In his lifetime, John or “The Duke,” as he was called by fans, made more than 200 films in over 50 years. According to The New York Times, by the early 1960s, 161 of his films had grossed $350 million, and when he died in 1979 he had been paid as much as $666,000 to make a movie.

As an avid outdoorsman, both in front and behind the camera, he is still celebrated as one of the greatest figures of the Western genre.

“I was 10 when he was 66 years old,” said Wayne. “[And] he’s on a horse, he’s running at full speed across open country, with a herd of horses running with him… he was a bold, outgoing individual who was full of life, constantly moving forward… And nobody sits on a horse like John Wayne does.”

(John Wayne Enterprises)

Wayne wasn’t around when the Iowa native, a former football star in high school who worked as a truck driver, fruit picker, soda jerk and ice hauler, first embarked on his career as an actor. However, Wayne said the rugged persona he embodied on screen was very much the real deal.

“I read stories [of] when he was first starting out and how he was very uncomfortable and felt awkward,” said Wayne. “He didn’t like the way he moved, so he talked to John Ford and met Wyatt Earp… He started taking pieces of these guys and putting them together into a character that became John Wayne, who was definitely part of my father. There was also fantasy. He was a heck of a gunman and a horseman, but he also certainly knew the craft of film and storytelling. We were never in a gunfight.”

(John Wayne Enterprises)

John passed away at age 72 from cancer. Wayne, who was 17 at the time of his father’s death, said he drove John to UCLA Medical Center when he wasn’t feeling well. John never came out alive.

Before his death, John stressed to his family that the doctors attempting to find a cure for cancer should never be forgotten. He left behind seven children from his marriages and more than 15 grandchildren.

(John R. Hamilton / John Wayne Enterprises)

Wayne credited stuntman Gary McLarty, a friend of his father’s, for taking him under his wing and helping him cope with his grief.

“He would take me on a motorcycle ride or racing sometimes,” said Wayne. “He was [later] the stunt coordinator for ‘The Blues Brothers.’ And for some reason, he hired me. And it was in a time when I’d missed the last part of my junior year with my dad. When my father was involved in my life, I was good at school and things went well. But afterward, I wasn’t very focused on school… [Gary] gave me a little direction that I didn’t have. I’m eternally grateful to him. It probably kept me from making some mistakes.”

(John R. Hamilton / John Wayne Enterprises)

John recently lassoed in headlines for a completely different reason. In 2016, The Guardian reported California lawmakers rejected a proposal to create John Wayne Day to mark his birthday after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities.

Wayne said he was also aware of negative statements made against his father due to him being politically conservative. He insisted John’s beliefs have been misunderstood over the years.

(John Wayne Enterprises)

“He wanted to work with people who earned their place,” Wayne explained. “He didn’t think anybody should get a job because he was a man, because she was a woman, because they were gay, because they were straight, because they were Chinese, African-American or Mexican. He thought you should get a job because you were the right person to do that job. Because you had skill and talent and you would show up and get the job done. He didn’t care what you were.

“Somebody, a Latina representative up in Sacramento, shot down a bill for John Wayne Day because he was racist. [But] he was married to three Latin women. It’s just crazy how things get blown out of proportion because he was really an open, caring, loyal, supportive man.”

Wayne hopes his father will be remembered for what he was — an artist.

(John Wayne Enterprises)

“People look at him and they think one thing or another, but he was out there representing real people,” said Wayne. “Whether they were guys who came out here and lived in the West or went to war. He played those characters. He represented them. And they liked him. They still do.”

Dennis Quaid reveals that he used to use 2 grams of cocaine every day before getting clean

Dennis Quaid is opening up about his past struggles with drug addiction and the steps he took to get healthy in his later years.

The 64-year-old actor sat down with The Sunday Times for a lengthy interview in which he revealed that he was a daily cocaine user during the 1980s when his star was on the rise. The star revealed that he was using roughly two grams per day before he decided to get himself some help.

“I liked coke. I liked it to go out,” he told the outlet (via Daily Mail). “I had one of those white-light experiences where I saw myself being dead and losing everything I had worked for my whole life. So I put myself in rehab.”

For 10 years the star lived the clean and sober life before allowing himself to reintroduce alcohol to his world.

“I started drinking again because alcohol was never my problem,” he said. “I never liked the feeling of being drunk.”

He went on to reveal that he would use alcohol as a way to come down from his more intense cocaine highs.

This isn’t the first time that Quaid has discussed his past dependence on cocaine. As previously reported, he appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” in July to discuss just how much of a grip the drug had on his daily life.

“I was basically doing cocaine pretty much on a daily basis during the '80s,” Quaid said. “I spent many, many a night screaming at God to 'Please take this away from me, I'll never do it again because I've only got an hour before I have to be at work,’” he said. “Then about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I would be, ‘Oh, that's not so bad.’ I had a white light experience where I saw myself either dead or losing everything that meant anything to me.”

The star went on to discuss his highly-public love life. The star recently ended a 14-year relationship with Kimberly Buffington. Since then, he's fallen in love with 32-year-old French-Canadian model Santa Azuina.

"I met [Santa] very close after my ex and I were separated," Quaid said. "I was just going to be single and that was just going to be it when it came to love. And then Santa came along."

The star also opened up about his most public divorce to date with fellow actress Meg Ryan. He revealed that the circumstances were so public that he even got a call from then-President Bill Clinton.

"When it was announced that Meg and I were getting a divorce, he called me from Air Force One,' Quaid revealed. "He was over the Atlantic right after Palestinian talks had collapsed. I don't know how he found me, but he did. He just wanted to let me know he was thinking of me."

Quaid had a child with Ryan and twins with Buffington.

Michael J. Fox recalls the moment he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease: ‘It freaked me out’

At age 29, Michael J. Fox received devastating news when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“Honestly, my first reaction was, ‘You’ve made a mistake — you’re not aware of who I am,'” the actor admitted to Closer Weekly. “I just thought, ‘This is preposterous that this is happening to me.’ I got this diagnosis, and it freaked me out, and I ran from it.”

The Parkinson’s Foundation describes the disease as a neurodegenerative disorder that slowly develops symptoms over the years. Those with PD may experience tremors, balance problems and limb rigidity, among other side effects. The cause of PD is relatively unknown and there is no cure. However, treatment options vary and can include medications and surgery.

The “Back to the Future Star” shared he coped with the news by turning to alcohol.

“I responded by drinking too much,” he said. “I drank to obliterate it, to make it go away. [But the abuse] caused tension in my marriage, which had always been good and has been amazing since.”

Fox has been married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988 and the couple shares four children. The 58-year-old was determined to stay by Fox’s side.

“My wife is just an amazing person,” said Fox. “I credit her with a lot of my ability to deal with this — and also shutting down my early attempts to deal with it in a non-productive way by drinking or getting angry.”

The magazine added Fox’s children have also been supportive as well.

“If I were to use one word to describe my kids, it’s ‘kind,’” said Fox. “They take it in — it’s just natural. I don’t know how we got so lucky that they turned out this way, but they apply that to everything they do. They didn’t get anxiety from [my disease]. They got peace from it, and it’s kept them honest. They pour orange juice for me. It’s great. You understand there’s bigger stuff going on than just yourself.”

Fox was initially frightened by the revelation, but at age 57, he refuses to let the illness prevent him from enjoying his life. These days, he prefers to live in the moment.

Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party. (Reuters)

“It’s OK to understand where I am today, but I don’t have to spend a lot of time thinking about where I’ll be tomorrow,” said the “Back to The Future” movie star. “I do the things I need to do — exercise or manage my meds correctly or get the correct amount of rest — but I don’t do them so tomorrow’s better. I do them so today is good.”

These days, Fox hopes to inspire others with Parkinson’s and show them they too can live life to the fullest.

“Somebody said, ‘Someday, there’s going to be a cure for Parkinson’s, and it’s gonna be because of you,’” he said. “It was the first time that really struck me. If that happens, it’s much more special than any movie or TV show.”

This isn’t the first time, Fox has opened up about how his diagnosis impacted him behind closed doors. Fox told People magazine earlier this year he first realized something was wrong in 1990 when he woke up one morning and noticed his left pinkie was twitching uncontrollably. It wouldn’t be until 1991 when a neurologist told Fox he had young onset Parkinson’s.

Fox said that after he broke the news to Pollan, they held each other and cried. He then resorted to alcohol as an attempt to numb the pain and hid the empty bottles from his wife at home.


Then in 1992, Pollan and their then 3-year-old son Sam found Fox passed out on the living room sofa with a can of beer spilling on the rug next to him. That drink would be the last for Fox.

The publication added Fox got sober and began seeing a therapist to help him accept a new life with Parkinson’s.

Life then became sweeter for Fox, who welcomed twin daughters Aquinnah and Schuyler in 1995, and then Esme in 2001.

“It’s very easy to be optimistic,” said Fox. “This is my life. What is there to complain about?”

Guns N’ Roses show cut short after Axl Rose falls severely ill

Guns N’ Roses had to end a show in Abu Dhabi on Sunday after frontman Axl Rose reportedly became too sick to perform. However, despite his severe illness, the singer was able to power through and perform for a long time before having to call it quits.

In a video reportedly taken from the concert at the Du Arena, Rose takes the stage and immediately levels with the crowd.

“They’ve got me on IVs and a bunch of injections, because I got sick today, I’ve been throwing up for the last five hours,” Rose tells the crowd. “So, instead of canceling, I’m going to do the best show we can do for you!”

According to Billboard, Rose was able to maintain himself for roughly 20 songs of a planned 28-song set. However, the “Sweet Child O’Mine” singer eventually tapped out and the band cut the show short.

Representatives for Rose and the band did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

“Abu Dhabi, you guys were f—ing great tonight!” guitarist Slash wrote on Twitter after the show. “Axl was severely ill. But you all were hugely supportive. Thanks for that. We’ll see again next time! Cheers!!”

Bassist Duff McKagan didn’t mince words while posting his admiration for his bandmate’s showmanship despite how sick he was.

“Thank you Abu Dhabi! @axlrose pulled a damn miracle…the man was beyond ill, and pulled off something I’ve never seen in my 40 yrs of playing. You all pulled him thru. Til next time,” he wrote on Twitter.

The band is currently on its “Not in This Lifetime” tour, which is expected to wrap up next month with dates in Hawaii. So far there’s no word on whether Rose’s illness will affect the remainder of the tour.