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Bret Michaels' appearance in Westbury postponed

Bret Michaels performs during the kickoff of the

Bret Michaels performs during the kickoff of the "Rock of Love Bus Tour" at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort. (Jan. 31, 2009) Credit: Getty Images

Although Bret Michaels is reported to be responding well to treatment after suffering a brain hemorrhage last week, area fans of the Poison singer and reality star will have to wait to see him in person.

Michaels' representatives postponed his May 13 appearance at the Theater at Westbury Thursday, saying the earliest the star of "Rock of Love" and "Celebrity Apprentice" could be back on the road is May 26. Westbury ticketholders can either hang onto their tickets and wait for the show to be rescheduled or they can return them to point of purchase for a refund.

"Doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday," Michaels' manager, Janna Elias, said in a statement. "Many people are speculating Michaels' head injury suffered from a prop striking the singer at the Tony Awards last June is the cause. Additional studies are planned throughout the week to hopefully detect the exact cause of the rupture."

Elias said Michaels suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, causing bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. He also has hyponatremia, a lack of sodium that could lead to seizures.

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