This is really awful news for Bret Michaels and his family, friends, and fans. On Thursday evening Bret was rushed by ambulance to the emergency unit of an undisclosed hospital for treatment for a massive stroke. Michaels is reportedly in critical condition at the hospital.
Michaels was suffering from excruciating headaches earlier in the day which are the classical symptom of a "subarachnoid hemorrhage," or stroke. Treatment and diagnosis at the hospital, including CAT Scans and MRIs, confirmed that Michael was suffering from bleeding at the base of the brain. This form of stroke results in death of the patient about 50% of the time and even if the patient lives he sadly will most likely be left with serious cognitive impairment.
This shocking news follows the poor man having had an emergency appendectomy a couple of weeks ago.
We are so sorry to be in the position to have to report this heartbreaking news about such a fine fellow to you all. We hope for the best and pray with all of our hearts for Brett to make the greatest recovery possible. Watching Brett on Celebrity Apprentice it became apparent that this guy has a heart of gold – we wish him all the best possible luck and may he know that all of his fans hold him and his recovery very dearly. Photo: Fame Pictures