Bret Michaels, the lead singer of Poison, is in critical condition after what is being reported as a brain hemorrhage. The 47 year old Michaels is currently is contestant on the reality TV show, The Celebrity Apprentice; however, is known to millions as the front man and lead singer for the band Poison.
Get well soon Bret, I admit it … I am a closet Poison fan. Oh the 1980′s, how we miss them.
Bret Michaels is in critical condition suffering from a brain hemorrhage, his publicist said Friday.
Joann Mignano, Michaels’ New York-based publicist, confirmed a report on People magazine’s website that said the former Poison frontman was rushed to intensive care late Thursday after a severe headache. The report said doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his brain stem.
He is reported to have had a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a bleeding at the base of the brain stem.
According to an entry on Bret Michaels Facebook page, he remains in ICU in critical condition. The source says, “We are hopeful that further tests will locate the source of the bleeding, which has still not been located. As we all know Bret is a fighter and we are hopeful that once all is complete the slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness, etc. will be eliminated and all functions will return to normal.
UPDATE I: Michaels dad says that he has stabilized after suffering brain hemorrhage
“I’m certainly worried, it’s not a minor thing. I hope he’s hanging in there” Michaels’ dad, Wallace Sychak, told The News.
“We were told he’s stabilized and doing as well as can be expected,” he said.
Although Sychak didn’t know exactly where his son was, he said Bret’s friends told him “he’s in Arizona in a hospital with really good neurosurgeons.” Donald Trump, the host of NBC’s “Apprentice” franchise, said he was “deeply saddened to hear about Bret Michaels. … My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. He’s a great competitor and champion and I hope he will be fine.”