Bret Michaels appears in Syracuse

Bret Michaels will not be performing tonight at the CNY Regional Market, but some fans still had the chance to see the rock star face to face.

Michaels and his group showed up at their would-be concert venue this afternoon, which was officially canceled Aug. 4 due to dismal sales, according to promoter Mike Banks. Banks said they appeared to fulfill their end of the bargain.

A queue of supporters waited beside the tour bus to meet the musician, take pictures and get his autograph.

"He's a great guy," said Chris Bell of Warners, who posed with Michaels giving the peace sign. "I could have hung out with him all day."

Bell said he asked Michaels about his family and congratulated him on winning this season's, "Celebrity Apprentice."

Over the past six months, the Poison singer made national headlines over his poor health conditions, when he suffered a brain hemorrhage in the spring, and a few months prior, had undergone an emergency operation to remove his appendix. Michaels is also a diabetic.

The concert was scheduled to take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday Aug. 5 as part of the CNY Regional Market block party. It is rumored the group will return to the Syracuse area in November.

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