Bret Michaels rep tells Radar that his condition has been changed from critical to stable. Don’t start filming your audition video for Rock of Love Hospital just yet, because Bret’s rep also said he suffered a minor setback today in his recovery from a brain hemorrhage. The doctors have diagnosed Bret with a side effect called hyponatremia that causes seizures. Bret’s rep said this to People:
“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.
Many people are speculating Michaels’s head injury suffered from a prop striking the singer at the Tony Awards last June is the cause. But for many patients with this condition, no cause is often found.
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.
Doctors 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.”
Yes, but is Bret flirting with nurses, doctors, orderlies, janitors, candy stripers, fellow patients and his IV pole (hey, it’s a skinny bitch with two plastic bags on it)? If the answer is yes, then all will be fine in the world.
P.S. – I have no idea what he’s holding in that picture. A diaphragm covered with trail mix?