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Mr. Laz
04-23-2010, 03:08 PM
Bret Michaels Rushed to ICU with Brain Hemorrhage

By Anne Marie Cruz
<abbr class="published" title="2010-04-23T16:35:00Z">Friday April 23, 2010 04:35 PM EDT</abbr>
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Bret Michaels's health has taken a turn for the worse, PEOPLE has learned: After an excruciating headache late Thursday night, the star was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where doctors discovered he suffered a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem), according to a source close to the situation.

Michaels, 47, is currently in critical condition. "After several CAT scans, MRIs and an angiogram, [doctors] decided to keep Michaels in the ICU and are running several tests to determine the cause. will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation," the source says.

The rocker's latest hospital visit follows his emergency appendectomy (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20360313,00.html) in San Antonio, Texas, on April 12. There is no word yet whether this new development is related to the rocker's recent appendectomy or to his diabetes.<!-- jump -->

After his appendectomy, Michaels remained in the hospital under his doctors' care – then transferred to a rehab facility specializing in diabetic (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20361427,00.html) patients.

As he was recovering, Michaels – who was still in the running to win this season of NBC's [I]Celebrity Apprentice – seemed to be in good spirits and updated fans on his progress.

"They told me that if I had gone on stage like I wanted to, [my appendix] likely would have ruptured and I could have died," he wrote in a note (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20362041,00.html) to his fans. "There is just no way around the fact that getting your appendix out HURTS. I have a pretty good threshold for pain, but this one hurts."

See what other readers have to say about this story – or leave a comment of your own (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20363506,00.html#facebook_comment)

Pestilence
04-23-2010, 03:08 PM
Whores will do that to you.

Ari Chi3fs
04-23-2010, 03:12 PM
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PunkinDrublic
04-23-2010, 03:16 PM
It's for his new reality series. Rock of ICU.

big nasty kcnut
04-23-2010, 03:18 PM
I blame tim tebow.

Reaper16
04-23-2010, 03:19 PM
@chimpotle (http://twitter.com/chimpotle) So was the bandana the only thing keeping Brett Michaels brain from hemorrhaging? 18 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/chimpotle/status/12724169134) via Echofon (http://echofon.com/)

DJJasonp
04-23-2010, 03:20 PM
Well....I guess every rose DOES have it's thorn!

Mecca
04-23-2010, 03:21 PM
Apparently every rose has it's thorn.

Maybe his fake hair was finally to much for his skull to handle.

Deberg_1990
04-23-2010, 03:25 PM
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heh...i wonder if that had anything to do with it? Sort of a delayed time bomb?

Demonpenz
04-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Unskinny Mop Mop

dirk digler
04-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Man that is horrible. I hope he is able to survive this.

Mecca
04-23-2010, 03:28 PM
They're singing this to him in ICU...

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Baby Lee
04-23-2010, 03:31 PM
@chimpotle (http://twitter.com/chimpotle) So was the bandana the only thing keeping Brett Michaels brain from hemorrhaging? 18 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/chimpotle/status/12724169134) via Echofon (http://echofon.com/)
I actually refrained from writing nearly the exact same thing in this thread 5 minutes ago.

Pitt Gorilla
04-23-2010, 03:31 PM
In related news, I just realized the other night how much Bon Jovi's voice annoys me. I always respected the musicianship of the band, but his voice is just brutal. The worst part is that he doesn't seem to agree.

Demonpenz
04-23-2010, 03:31 PM
Don't need nothing, but a good mind...

Pitt Gorilla
04-23-2010, 03:33 PM
Talk gurney to me.

ChiefaRoo
04-23-2010, 03:34 PM
sucks, I hope he gets better......








I blame Tebow as well. :)

PunkinDrublic
04-23-2010, 03:34 PM
When he dies they should do another rock of love episode featuring his hairpiece.

Deberg_1990
04-23-2010, 03:35 PM
And give me something to believe in
If there's a Lord above
And give me something to believe in
Oh, Lord arise.....

Demonpenz
04-23-2010, 03:35 PM
Talk gurney to me.

LMAO the joke I wish I thought of.

Frazod
04-23-2010, 03:35 PM
We saw Poison open for Def Leppard last summer. Michaels himself wasn't bad, but the band itself was awful (DeVille sucks balls on the guitar).

Always seemed like a decent guy. Hope he recovers.

PunkinDrublic
04-23-2010, 03:38 PM
You think at his funeral the mortician would do his makeup so he looks like he did on the their debut album cover?

Guru
04-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Must have been poisoned.

Pitt Gorilla
04-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Q: Who was that blonde chick that broke up Poison?

A: Bret Michaels.

One ticket, aisle seat.

blaise
04-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Too bad. I'm not a fan of his music but I've seen him on the Apprentice and he seems like a decent guy.

MOhillbilly
04-23-2010, 03:42 PM
OMG look what the cat draged in....a brain hemorrhage...livin my life sin after sin...

Mr. Flopnuts
04-23-2010, 03:43 PM
I feel bad for calling him a whiny bitch while watching Celebrity Apprentice now.

TEX
04-23-2010, 03:44 PM
Hope he gets well. He semms like a nice enough guy.

Deberg_1990
04-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Ummm...hes not doin so hot right now.....


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100428/ap_on_en_mu/us_people_bret_michaels


An already ailing Bret Michaels has been diagnosed with another medical malady. After suffering a brain hemorrhage last week, the audacious 47-year-old glam-rock reality TV star has developed a side effect that causes seizures, according to a statement posted Tuesday on the former Poison frontman's website.

The condition, called hyponatremia, stems from a lack of sodium. The statement did not indicate if Michaels had actually suffered any seizures.

Michaels was conscious and in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit of an undisclosed hospital.

The statement said he was remaining positive and responding well to tests and treatments.

"Even though today was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday," it said.

Michaels, a contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice," suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. He was rushed to the hospital on Friday with a severe headache.

"Doctors state Michaels is very lucky as his condition could have been fatal," according to the statement, which was also provided by Michaels' New York-based publicist Joann Mignano.

"With further testing and rehabilitation, they are hopeful that Bret will gradually improve as the blood surrounding the brain dissolves and is reabsorbed into his system, which can be a very painful recovery and take several weeks to months," the statement said.

Michaels was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 6. He had an emergency appendectomy April 12 after complaining of stomach pains before he was scheduled to perform in San Antonio.

A statement posted on his website after the surgery said it had "taken its toll," but doctors expected him to make a full recovery.

On Donald Trump's competitive reality show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," Michaels has served as one of the season's most outspoken celebrities and has so far avoided being fired in the boardroom.

Before joining the show, Michaels starred in VH1's lusty reality dating series "Rock of Love" for three seasons