Singer Bret Michaels In Serious Condition After Suffering Massive Brain Hemorrhage

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Posted on 23rd April 2010 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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Rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels was in critical condition Friday after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage, according to People Magazine.,,20363506,00.html

 The Poison frontman and Celebrity Apprentice contestant was rushed to an undisclosed hospital late Thursday night after he had “an excruciating headache,” People, which broke the story, reported.

Doctors determined that Michaels had suffered a massive  subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is bleeding at the base of his brain stem, People quoted a source close to the situation as saying.

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,” People quoted the source as saying.

The magazine said that Michaels’ representatives had confirmed the accuracy of the report, but wouldn’t comment until more testing was performed on Michaels.

Michaels was hospitalized earlier this month, on April 12 in San Antonio, Texas, for an emergency appendectomy. It’s not known if his current brain injury is related to that surgery or to Michaels’ diabetes.

Michaels had been under doctor’s supervision as recently as Wednesday, according to his own website, following his appendectomy. The singer, a Type 1 diabetic, was transferred to a private facility for diabetic patients after his surgery.

Michaels is considered a frontrunner to win Celebrity Apprentice