Bret Michaels hospitalized with brain hemorrhage, in critical condition

Bret Michaels

After suffering from severe headaches Thursday night, rocker Bret Michaels was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where it was revealed the 47-year-old Celebrity Apprentice contestant had “suffered a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem), according to a source close to the situation.” (via PEOPLE)

According to the source:

“After several CAT scans, MRIs and an angiogram, [doctors] decided to keep Michaels in the ICU and are running several tests to determine the cause. [It] will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation.”

Michaels had recently undergone an appendectomy on April 12th and had been recovering at a facility specializing in patients with diabetes.

Michaels was still in the running to be the next Celebrity Apprentice on Donald Trump’s popular NBC reality competition. Here is a bit of background information from the Apprentice web site:

Bret Michaels is, if nothing else, a true survivor. He has survived a life-long battle as an insulin-dependent diabetic, a well-publicized near-fatal car crash and the countless musical trends and fads of the last two decades.

The 46-year-old award-winning, multi-platinum superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor has been in the business for over 20 years and continues to move at warp speed.

Michaels’ “Rock of Love” television series is one of the most successful in VH1’s history. With three record-breaking seasons under his belt, Michaels is currently embarking on several other television projects, including the upcoming “Bret Michaels Show.”

As front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Michaels has sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles including “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Something to Believe In,” “Nothing But a Good Time” and the timeless #1 smash “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” which he is currently in the studio re-recording with Miley Cyrus and producer John Shanks for her upcoming album.

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