Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison and star of “The Rock of Love” and, currently, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” is in critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage Thursday night, according to People.com.
Michaels, 47, had been suffering from serious headaches, according to the report. He had also been recovering from an emergency appendectomy on April 12. “[It] will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation,” a source told People.com, adding that Michaels had a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding at the base of his brain stem.
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.
Michaels had been in the midst of a solo tour before the appendectomy and he was also still in the running to win “The Celebrity Apprentice.” 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.
PHOTO: Bret Michaels by Associated Press