Bret Michaels Rushed to ICU with Brain Hemorrhage

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  1. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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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. [It] will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation," the source says.

    Reps confirm this report is accurate, and tell PEOPLE, "We will have no additional information until further testing is done."

    The rocker's latest hospital visit follows his emergency appendectomy 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.

    After his appendectomy, Michaels remained in the hospital under his doctors' care – then transferred to a rehab facility specializing in diabetic patients.

    As he was recovering, Michaels – who was still in the running to win this season of NBC's 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 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."
  2. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    The former singer of the 80's hair metal band Poison and recent reality tv star.
  4. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    i just hope he'll be OK.
  5. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Then that would explain why I have never heard of him.
  6. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Sad ...

    The guy looks like he is falling apart.
  7. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    He's doing well on Celebrity Apprentice
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    And BP's idol :laugh2:
  9. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I hope he recovers well. Sounds like he's having a pretty rough start to this year.
  10. Eskimo

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    The rate of death from this sort of bleed is very high.

    Most subarachnoid hemorrhages arise from aneurysms at the branching points of the major cerebral arteries. These arteries are embedded in a layer of the outer covering of the brain or meninges. The covering is split into 3 layers: dura mater, arachnoid mater and pia mater with the dura most external and attached to the skull and the pia most internal and attached to the brain. The Subarachnoid space is located between the arachnoid and pia maters.

    Many of the survivors are left with major physical and cognitive problems. I wish him well in his recovery.
  11. Duane

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    Get well soon Bret. I know a lot of people don't like him because of the stupid reality shows but he does a lot of good things like helping the troops out.
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    You might be the one of the few people in the world (unless you are pretty young) that has never heard the song Every Rose has it's thorn.
  13. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    I like that song
  14. Aikbach

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    Get well Bret and please stop coming on television or hurting our ears with "music", I want that abstinence to to be voluntary and not because you're in a funeral home so get better.
  15. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I'm 50. Just never been interested in 'music'. Most of which I consider no better than noise.

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