Bret Michaels hospitalized again with a 'warning stroke'

Bret Michaels was hospitalized this week after suffering a small “warning stroke” known as a Transient Ischemic Attack, or TIA, according to his official website. MRI and CT scans at the hospital also revealed that the 47-year-old singer has a hole in his heart known as a Patent Forum Ovale. Both conditions are considered treatable and are reportedly not related to the brain hemorrhage Michaels has been recovering from since April. Michaels was readmitted to the hospital after experiencing numbness on the left side of his body, especially to his face and hands. Although Michaels had hoped to return to the May 23 finale of Celebrity Apprentice, the musician’s doctors are not certain that will be possible. “Bret’s brain and body are not quite 100 percent yet,” said Michaels’ neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Zabramski.

Michaels’ rep released this online statement: “Bret wants everyone to know he cannot thank you enough for all of the well wishes, prayers, and good vibes you have sent his way. Even though these last few months have been tough on him and his family, especially this most recent setback, he is in good spirits, great medical hands, and is positive and hopeful that everything is going to be OK. 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.”

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  • Sil

    Bret, give yourself time to heal, your fans love you and will understand. Nobody is expecting you to be super human and would rather you take this time than have you run out of time. Relax man, enjoy this time with you loved ones and get back on the road when you better. God bless and good health to you.

    • Pisces228

      My thoughts exactly. Bret needs to slow down and not worry about anything but getting healthy. We are all rooting for a completely recovery!

    • renee

      amen!! make trump shoot you from your hospital room or home.

      • Tabaarka

        Sverre April 20, 2011 Brandon,killing and eating a cute rabibt (whose life has been a bliss up to his/hers death) is no more bad than getting a pre-packed piece of meat from the shelves in the supermarket. It’s probably much better, as this rabibt they’ve just eaten they have taken care of and let it have a nice life. Most meat in the supermarket is from industrialized farming, and I think there are quite a few horrible cases of mistreating out there So don’t let the cuteness of the rabibt cloud your judgement, and your language(!) fact of life is that if you are going to eat meat, something has to die. And lots of kudos to gardengirlfarm who has a very entertaining and interesting blog!

    • junierizzle

      Agreed, it’s just Oprah and The Apprentice, I repeat, The Apprentice.
      Just stay in bed and spend time with your family dude.

    • Sally in Chicago

      Totally agree…he needs to stop pushing himself.

    • amj

      Best wishes to Bret and I agree, take all the time you need to rest and get well!

    • migifo

      What a nice comment, agreed. Bret, we wish you well and just relax, man!

    • KRG

      I feel the same. I hope one of his personal assistants are monitoring chats and comment sections like this so he can know all the people out there pulling for him. I remember him as a hot 80’s rocker. As the years passed I learned to respect him as a man dedicated to spreading his positive energy throughout the world with his music and compassion. Please relax Bret and I am certain you will rock soon. I look forward to your concert in Destin, FL, but I want it after you have healed..God Bless

  • amanda

    AKA a vasospasm.
    most especially AKA: dude was doing waaay too much too soon.

  • gina rapuano

    my prayers are with you and your family. i think your a beautiful person on the inside. i really enjoy watching you. get well soon!

    • Frederic

      Hi, I really like sufirng the net !. Incredible isn’t it that 15 years ago it hardly existed. Today even Bill Clintons cat has got a blog !. Sorry in case you think I am being cheeky writing this here BUT I am 15 years old and have to do a project at school (for my GCSE exams). It would really, really help if folks posted on here how many hours a week they feel they spend on the Web. I think I’m up to 30 hours !. Really appreciate anyone taking the time to reply. Thanks. Bookmarked, I will return every single week.

  • Jennifer

    Bret, you are truly an unbelievable person! Please, don’t push yourself too quickly. Everyone is 100% behind you and supporting you with more prayers than you know.

  • hoosier

    Remember you human and a father, take easy and take care of yourself. Your fans will only love you more. God Bless and Good Luck. <<<thanks so much for shining the light on Juvenile DM…you know how are it is to get teens to be compliant and with your example they know they don't have to let DM run their life but they can become whatever they want…even a hot, rock god who can kick some serious apprentice ass all while wearing your supper human bandana…….take care :}

    • migifo

      Lol, love that comment, Hoosier. Bret is an awesome contribution to coping with DM and he needs to take care of himself so he can continue to represent an individual who lives FULLY with the condition.

  • sam

    Nothing is worth risking his health at this point. Celebrity Apprentice is just not worth it. I hope that he can get completely well even is it takes longer than he would prefer.

  • madge

    Bret, I so admire the way you behaved on the apprentice.
    I know you’ll be healthy and back on track very soon. My good wishes and prayers are with you.

  • bellecat

    Bret – I don’t know how it happened, but I have fallen deeply and madly in love with you on Celebrity Apprentice. You are a smart, funny, sweet, sexy and loveable humane being. Please don’t leave me now.

    “Do not mistake my kindness for weakness”. Amen – and may the good Lord walk with you.

  • sandy summers

    i just heard the news on you again i am so sorry i want to wish you a speedy recovery again when you get out just stay home and rest we love you so much we dont want to see anything happen to you we want you well

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  • sandy summers

    our thoughts and prayers are with you we will continue to pray for you we wish you a speedy recovery we lolve you sandy and chris

  • Laura

    Bret you still Rock but you need to recover from the medical stuff and heal totally before continuing with all the concerts and CA show. I watched you on Oprah and cried at the clip from your daughter. I will pray for you.
    P.S. I still think you are the CA winner!

  • ani

    This poor man :/ TIA’s are very scary.

  • sandy summers

    this is sandy and i thing bret is such a hottie when i watched his show the rock of love i would say to myself i wish i was one of the girls there i would rock his world i also watched the apprentice i love him so much i want to wish him a speedy recovery god bless you and your family

  • chris summers

    hey bretme and my mom watched the opera show and my mom know you need to relax and get your self better us as your fans can wait for your tours we want you to come back healthy so please take it easy we love ya we are all praying for you. you are a strong man.when you come home just take care of your self dont over do it from chris and sandy

  • chris summers

    we are praying for you more than you know we are 100% behind you you need to take it easy dont do to much to fast you are over doing it take the time to rest and let your body heal we love you we as your fans we will wait for you.chris and sandy

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