According to exploding news reports, the frontman from the early 90s hair band Poison has suffered from a brain hemorrhage and is currently in the hospital. On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Bret Michaels needed immediate medical assistance and is considered to be in critical condition, although he is currently stabilized, according to MTV music news.
According to celebrity magazine TMZ, Michaels has been reported as being alert and talking as of Friday, April 23. He had to undergo a series of tests, including CAT scans, MRIs and an angiogram. He must be monitored closely over the next few days to make sure that there are no further complications.
Michael’s long-endured career includes being the lead singer of the glam rock band Poison, and also plays guitar, harmonica and percussion. Michael’s celebrity life has also brought him into the spotlight via the reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, aired on VH1. He has also been a judge for Nashville Star and has most recently appeared on Celebrity Apprentice 3 with Donald Trump.
According to Medline Plus, treating a brain hemorrhage early and in a high-volume medical facility can improve the chances of a positive outcome for victims. The most obvious symptom of a brain hemorrhage is a sudden, severe headache.
Will Brett Michaels suffer long-term damage? A brain hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel bursts in the brain and is typically caused by a ruptured aneurysm, but can be caused by other problems, including trauma. According to Medline, the death rate is about 45 percent within the first 30 days, and nearly 50 percent of all sufferers have serious long-term impairments.
Bret Michaels has a wide-spread fan base, including many fans from the state of Indiana, where his music can be purchased at all local music stores and department stores.