Bret Michaels’ doctor, Joseph Zabaramski MD, gave a press conference this afternoon about Bret’s condition. There’s been a lot of speculation in the press about Bret’s condition, if diabetes played a role, if Bret was working/partying too hard, etc, and this press conference will help calm down a few rumors and myths.
The Poison rocker (who is still in the running to win Celebrity Apprentice) was in critical condition until Thursday or Friday, when his angiograms came back negative. He’s now considered stable and is walking, but not very well. He is, however, talking very well and the doctor predicts no further problems with Bret’s speech. Bret’s currently in a great deal of pain, and has spasms when he walks, but that condition is expected to improve in the upcoming weeks, and he has been released from the hospital and is recovering in an undisclosed location.
Dr. Zabaramski says that Bret’s blood vessels looked good, so there isn’t a chance that his Type I diabetes played a role in his recent aneurysm and stroke. He also sees no connection with Bret’s appendectomy a few weeks ago. The doctor was impressed with the overall condition of Bret’s body considering his Diabetes diagnosis, and says it’s obvious he’s been taking care of himself.
Not only that, but Dr. Zabaramski expects a full recovery from Michaels: “He’s just one of those lucky people – 10 to 20 percent who make a complete recovery and can resume all of their normal activities.”
The doctor went on to say that presently there are no tests to determine if a person is at risk for a brain aneurysm, and a person’s best bet for survival is to get to the ER as soon as a massive headache strikes. The pain is often described as the worst headache of a person’s life.