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Bret Michaels talks about brain hemorrhage

Poison frontman Bret Michaels thought a burglar shot him in the back of the head when he suffered a brain hemorrhage last month that left him in intensive care for nearly two weeks.

The outspoken contestant on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" told People magazine that the subarachnoid hemorrhage "sounded like a handgun, like it literally popped."

"It made my mind go almost blank," he said. "My neck tensed up. I couldn't move my head at all." Michaels, 47, said after the sensation, he began pacing his living room then asked his girlfriend, Kristi Gibson, to take him to the emergency room, The Associated Press reports.

"I knew I was slurring my words, and I was like 'OK, this isn't a headache. There's something really bad happening,' " he said.

Michaels was recovering from his emergency appendectomy when he felt the headache.

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