Bret Michaels remains in intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage, but further testing is scheduled to help locate the source of the bleeding, his Web site said.
A report from doctors is expected this week. The 47-year-old rocker’s site doesn’t say where Michaels is hospitalized.
“Please remember Bret is, and always has been, a fighter and survivor and is under the best medical care possible,” the post
Michaels’ New York-based publicist, Joann Mignano, confirmed on
Friday a report on People magazine’s Web site that said the former
Poison frontman was rushed to intensive care late Thursday after a
severe headache. Doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his
brain stem, the report said.
Michaels had been suffering from serious headaches, according to People.com. He had also been recovering from an emergency appendectomy on April 12.
On Tuesday, Michaels, who is diabetic, blogged that he remained hospitalized because he was having trouble stabilizing his blood sugar levels. "This was a wake-up call to be a little bit more diligent on keeping control of my health," Michaels said on his blog. "I want to still have a great time, but maybe keep tighter reigns on the amount of shows that I do."
Though Michaels' biggest hits with Poison, including "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Talk Dirty to Me" came in the late '80s and early '90s, he is in the middle of a career resurgence thanks mainly to his reality show appearances, which along with "Apprentice" include the dating show "The Rock of Love."
Michaels had been in the midst of a solo tour before the appendectomy. His solo album "Custom Built," which includes a duet with Miley Cyrus, is set for a June 8 release. He was also scheduled to appear at the Theatre at Westbury on May 13.
On "The Celebrity Apprentice," Michaels has served as one of the season’s most outspoken celebrities and has so far avoided being fired in the boardroom. At the end of Sunday’s episode, an announcer acknowledged his condition and said everyone at NBC “wishes Bret Michaels a speedy recovery.”