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Bret Michaels Suffers Setback To Recovery, Issues Health Update

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Poison vocalist Bret Michaels was recently hospitalized after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Bret Michaels' MySpace page has now been update with the following comment about his condition:

"Test results indicate a setback in Bret Michaels condition a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures. Bret Michaels was the topic of Larry King Live as Donald Trump Jr. and other celebrities weigh in on Michaels condition. Due to the severity of his condition, Bret Michaels continues to remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit at an undisclosed hospital. He remains in critical but stable condition according to his doctors. Last night on Larry King Live Bret Michaels condition was the topic on the show as Donald Trump Jr., Daryl Strawberry, Sanjay Gupta and Carlos Diaz discuss concerns, lasting affects as well Michaels as a person.

"Donald Trump Jr. stated that 'Bret is very likeable guy, down to earth and a solid person.' He stated out of all the people from 'Celebrity Apprentice,' I may have had the best kind of off-camera relationship with him over the three years. Trump Jr. also says he is a great father and rocker and concerned for the singers health. Strawberry who starred on Celebrity Apprentice with Michaels says he is a good friend on and off camera. He is a hard worker and is a creative force on the show. Without a doubt he lives a crazy lifestyle and he wishes him a speedy recovery.

"Carlos Diaz who is a Radio Host and Entertainment Correspondent says Michaels is 'a star that transcends several generations.' He has reinvented his career, both on 'Rock of Love' and Celebrity Apprentice as well as his music. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN's chief medical correspondent says a subarachnoid hemorrhage is an aneurysm in one of the blood vessels. He stated about 10 percent of people don't survive. He obviously survived that. About another quarter of people don't make it through the first couple of days in the hospital and 30 percent make a full recovery.

"Michaels medical workup demonstrated findings of a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. It presents itself suddenly as the sound of a loud gunshot or thunderclap at the back of the head causing severe cranial pain and muscle spasms. Many people are speculating Michaels head injury suffered from a prop striking the singer at the Tony awards last June is the cause. Additional studies are planned throughout the week to hopefully detect the exact cause of the rupture. Coupled with the fact that Michaels is a lifelong Type 1 diabetic and has recently undergone emergency appendectomy surgery while on tour in San Antonio, he will remain monitored closely by his medical team to make sure no complications occur from the diabetes.

"The most common cause of this condition is a spontaneous rupture of a cerebral aneurysm, however 15 to 20 percent of spontaneous episodes of this hemorrhage are found to have no cause. Michaels has undergone a continuous series of tests while in the ICU including angiograms, CT scans, MRI’s and transcranial dopplers (TCD’s). Doctors state Michaels is very lucky as his condition could have been fatal. 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. Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is 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. Thanks for your thoughts, prayers and support!"

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1. Connie writes:

I am an older woman, and had not really tuned into Bret Michaels until Celebrity Apprentice; now I think he is fabulous! He is charismatic, creative, hilarious, energetic, sweet, diplomatic, an over achiever, and flat out adorable--those eyes! I am very stunned and saddened by this horrific health condition. I was watching the Tony's when he was injured, and can't help but think it could be the cause. It was a huge wallop!

The whole country is wishing you well, Bret! Please continue Celebrity Apprentice, so we can see him again, hale and hardy...

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Bill writes:

Get well bret. That is some scary stuff right there.

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 12:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dying_Isis writes:

saw Poison live twice in the 90's and Bret was a great performer. seems like that might be gone forever but I hope he gets well and I'll always have the memories of Poison

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 1:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

dr death is coming for you brett! prepare for your doom!!! AND SOMEONE MAKE SURE HE HAS 100 CANS OF HAIR SPRAY AND 500 TUBES OF LIPSTICK IN HIS COFFIN! FKN HAIR METAL f***!!

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. the messenger writes:

not cool branded............

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. charles lee ray writes:

Any of you sh**heads seen andy barkley

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. spiral_architect writes:

we all have our turn, branded, you were just bumped up a few people toward the head of the line..........

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

Excellent, Im in the #1 spot!!

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. xDecapitation writes:

I don't understand why people dying is like an excuse to not make fun of them. Michael Jackson jokes are still hilarious and in my opinon Bret Michaels is a bigger douche.

It seems like the metal Gods have finally come to take what he owes them :P

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. travlow1 writes:

He needs to eat more Top Ramen. Very high on sodium. Just a little info for you Bret.

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

Not cool messenger...

# Apr 28, 2010 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. the messenger writes:

you serve your name well - BLIND ;-)

# Apr 29, 2010 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

and you serve a dead deity, whats the difference?!?!

# Apr 29, 2010 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

messenger: Thanks, i'm also quite greedy and more often than not a fvcking a$$hole. May I be so bold as to point out that you're not much of a messenger? Even the Christians on this site think you're whack job. If you believe your purpose is to "spread the messgae" i'd say you've failed miserably and continue to do so unabatedly.

# Apr 29, 2010 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. the messenger writes:

how would you know ?.......BLIND as you are......John 3:3

still NOT cool - branded

# Apr 30, 2010 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

It's blantantly obvious to everyone who cares to look. Even to someone as BLIND as I am. "My eyes are blind but I can see" Ozzy - Snowblind.

# Apr 30, 2010 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brandedcfh420 writes:

blah blah sheepenger!!

# Apr 30, 2010 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BrunoHockalugie writes:

No more Brett Michaels stories!
The next one I read better say:

Brett Michaels Died today at the age of 47

His wig-danna was 16

# Apr 30, 2010 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wig-dana... LMFAO!!!

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