Rocker BRET MICHAELS has been hospitalised for the sixth time in two weeks due to complications with diabetes.

The Poison frontman was scheduled to perform at the Rockin' 4 A Reason concert in Champaign, Illinois on 30 October (14), but had to pull out of the show after he was forced to seek medical attention on his way to the benefit.

He subsequently underwent kidney surgery and performed at his show in Memphis, Tennessee on 31 October (14) and in Knoxville on 1 November (14).

However, he was hospitalised once again after the two stents placed in his body caused bleeding.

The medical emergency forced Michaels to cancel his rescheduled performance at the benefit concert in Illinois on 2 November (14).

It is unclear if Michaels is still in the hospital, but guitarist Pete Evick has assured fans there are no plans to cancel or postpone any further upcoming shows.

In a message posted on Facebook.com, he writes, "The fans and venues have been amazing and their support unprecedented. Bret continues to be steadfast in his dedication to bring the music to the people. He truly has to be held down to not perform.

"While the last few weeks have been tragic, Bret continues to be an inspiration in his ability to push on. He's still not 100 percent, but there are no plans to postpone or reschedule any more shows this year. While he was in dire pain, he still played an amazing show to an enormous crowd in Vegas a few days ago. We will see you guys this weekend in Florida."

Michaels has suffered a series of health setbacks in recent years - in 2010, he underwent an emergency appendectomy and was diagnosed with a massive brain haemorrhage after complaining of a severe headache, while doctors also found a hole in his heart that same year.