Brett Michaels has been hospitalized once again. Click MORE for details…
Yesterday, Bret had a stroke, and ended up back in the hospital. While they were looking him over, doctors discovered a hole in his heart. (And now you’re singing that Extreme song. It’s ok. It’s in my head, too). This sounds dire, but a statement on Bret’s website says he’s still expected to recover. He might have to put off some of his plans, though. Bret was hoping to appear on the live finale of “Celebrity Apprentice” this Sunday . . . and get back on tour next Friday. Neither seems likely now.
Bret had what’s called a “warning stroke”. It causes stroke-like symptoms, but doesn’t cause any lasting neurological damage. Bret’s doctor says, quote, “Without a doubt he is very determined to get healthy and make a 100% recovery. Medically speaking it is a fantastic attitude both mentally and physically for him to have. However, Bret’s brain and body are not quite 100% yet, especially with the hole found in his heart. Further tests will be conducted throughout the week.” He added that the stroke and the hole in Bret’s heart do not appear to be related to the brain hemorrhage. (You would have to think, though, that all the trouble he’s been having, and all the stress it’s put his body through, helped bring about the stroke.)
Meanwhile, Bret’s publicist says, quote, “He is up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive, but he has made it clear he is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again.”