Bret Michaels Press Conference Tuesday

From Michaels Entertainment Group Inc.

“We thank you for your continued support and well wishes.

Bret remains in critical condition in ICU under 24 hour supervision by doctors and medical staff. If a patient survives the initial rupture, the first 7 to 10 days after are the most critical as an additional rupture or other complications may arise.

Doctors are also continuing to treat Bret for the hyponatremia and today he will be undergoing more testing as well as an additional MRA.

There will be a press conference on Tuesday at which doctors who have been treating Bret will further explain his condition, treatment and prognosis.

Location and time of the press conference will be released Friday.”


VH1 PLANS SPECIAL AIRING OF “BEHIND THE MUSIC: BRET MICHAELS” FEATURING FAN SENTIMENTS TONIGHT APRIL 29
From Vh1.com:
“In the five days since Bret Michaels was admitted to the hospital after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage, over 400 of you have left well-wishes for Bret in the comments section of our blog. As a way to show our collective support for Bret as he valiantly fights to recover, VH1 will be airing a selection of reader comments during our special re-airing of his Behind The Music this Thursday, April 29 at 11 p.m./10c.
If you would like to share your sentiments about Bret with everyone who’ll be watching his Behind The Music episode, all you have to do is leave a comment below sometime before this special broadcast airs tonight night. We’ll be combing through all of the comments and picking a selection of them to run during the episode.
As always, everyone here in the VH1 and VH1 Classic family wishes Bret a speedy recovery.”
To leave a comment go to:
http://blog.vh1.com/utag/artist/bret-michaels/500964/

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There was a setback in the health status of Poison frontman, “Rock of Love” star, and current contestant in “Celebrity Apprentice.”  An official statement has been released today:

“Test results indicate a setback in Bret Michaels condition a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures.

Bret Michaels was the topic of Larry King Live as Donald Trump, Jr. and other celebrities weigh in on Michaels condition. Due to the severity of his condition, Bret Michaels continues to remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit at an undisclosed hospital. He remains in critical but stable condition according to his doctors. Last night on Larry King Live Bret Michaels condition was the topic on the show as Donald Trump, Jr., Darryl Strawberry, Sanjay Gupta and Carlos Diaz discuss concerns, lasting affects as well Michaels as a person. Donald Trump, Jr. stated that “Bret is very likable guy, down to earth and a solid person.” He stated “out of all the people from ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ I may have had the best kind of off-camera relationship with him over the three years.” Trump, Jr. also says he is a great father and rocker and concerned for the singers health. Strawberry who starred on Celebrity Apprentice with Michaels says he is a good friend on and off camera. He is a hard worker and is a creative force on the show. Without a doubt he lives a crazy lifestyle and he wishes him a speedy recovery. Carlos Diaz who is a Radio Host and Entertainment Correspondent says Michaels is “a star that transcends several generations.” He has reinvented his career, both on “Rock of Love” and “Celebrity Apprentice” as well as his music. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN’s chief medical correspondent says a subarachnoid hemorrhage is an aneurysm in one of the blood vessels. He stated about 10 percent of people don’t survive. He obviously survived that. About another quarter of people don’t make it through the first couple of days in the hospital and 30 percent make a full recovery.

Michaels’ medical workup demonstrated findings of a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain. It presents itself suddenly as the sound of a loud gunshot or thunderclap at the back of the head causing severe cranial pain and muscle spasms. 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. Coupled with the fact that Michaels is a lifelong Type 1 diabetic and has recently undergone emergency appendectomy surgery while on tour in San Antonio, he will remain monitored closely by his medical team to make sure no complications occur from the diabetes.

The most common cause of this condition is a spontaneous rupture of a cerebral aneurysm, however, 15 to 20 percent of spontaneous episodes of this hemorrhage are found to have no cause. Michaels has undergone a continuous series of tests while in the ICU including angiograms, CT scans, MRI’s and transcranial dopplers (TCD’s). Doctors state Michaels is very lucky as his condition could have been fatal. With further testing and rehabilitation, they are hopeful that Bret will gradually improve as the blood surrounding the brain dissolves and is reabsorbed into his system, which can be a very painful recovery and take several weeks to months. Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments. Even though today was a minor setback Doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday.”
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Goldmine has confirmation that Bret Michaels (“Poison” frontman, “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant and “Rock of Love” star), is in fact hospitalized in an undisclosed location for a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage.

According to an official spokesperson for Bret Michaels, “Yes we can confirm the reports from People Magazine. We will have no additional information until further testing is done. ”

Goldmine Magazine will have further information as it develops.

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As of Saturday, April 24, 2010

An official representative of Bret Michaels has released the following statement:

“There are several incorrect reports on Bret’s condition. Bret remains in critical condition at an undisclosed location. Further tests are being ran and information will be updated in the coming days.”

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As of Sunday, April 25, 2010

An official representative of Bret Michaels has released the following statement:

“Everyone at Michaels Entertainment would like to thank all fans and friends for their continued thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. At this point Bret remains in ICU in critical condition. He is under 24 hour doctors care and supervision. We are hopeful that further tests will locate the source of the bleeding, which has still not been located. As we all know Bret is a fighter and we are hopeful that once all is complete the slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness, etc. will be eliminated and all functions will return to normal. More information will be posted as it becomes available.”

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As of Monday, April 26, 2010

An official representative of Bret Michaels has released the following statement:

“Once again we can’t thank everyone enough for all the well wishes and prayers being sent Bret’s way!As of now Bret remains in ICU under 24 hour surveillance. Further testing this week will help locate the source of the bleeding.Look for an official medical report from doctors this week at BretMichaels.com.Please remember Bret is, and always has been, a fighter and survivor and is under the best medical care possible.  Thank you for your support, thoughts & concern!”

2 thoughts on “Bret Michaels Press Conference Tuesday

  1. Get well soon brett! You and your family are in our hearts! We wish you a very speedy recovery!

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