Bret Michaels Condition – Released from Hospital, Doing Well

Bret Michaels‘ condition is “stable” and the Celebrity Apprentice star has been released from the hospital, his doctors announced during a press conference on Tuesday. Michaels has reportedly been discharged and is expected to make a full recovery from the brain hemmorhage he suffered on April 22.

Bret Michaels (publicity photo)
Bret Michaels (publicity photo)

During a press conference held on Bret Michaels’ condition today, his doctor said the former Poison front man is “talking and he is talking very well. He is mentally aware of what is going on.” Micheals is still, however, “very sick right now” and will need time to return to full health.

“He is improving and I expect he would continue to gradually improve,” Dr. Joseph Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute said. “It takes about an additional seven to 10 days before his blood will completely resolve and he will really begin to feel like he is on the mend and can resumes all of his activities.”

Bret Michaels is very lucky, Zabramski said at the press conference. “I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100 percent recovery,” Zabramski said. “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.” 

Michaels does still have some trouble walking and suffers severe back pain. He will continue to be monitored and treated by doctors over the next few months.

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Bret Michaels Condition Definitely Better Sister Says

Bret Michaels‘ condition is definitely better, sister Michelle Sychak says. A press conference on Bret Michaels’ condition, prognosis and treatment is expected to be held later today in Phoenix, AZ.

Bret Michaels (Photo: Matt Becker, - Wikimedia Commons)
Bret Michaels (Photo: Matt Becker, - Wikimedia Commons)

In a radio interview with the Todd n Tyler Radio Empire show on Monday, Bret Michaels’ sister, Michelle Sychak, said her brother was “definitely doing better – he was kind of getting up and starting to walk a bit… because they don’t want the blood to clot.”

Bret Michaels has been in intensive care at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix since he suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 22. Michaels’ doctors credit the former Poison front man’s “sheer will to live and fully recover” for his survival and progress so far. Sychak says Michaels still has issues he has to overcome on the road to recovery, however.

“What’s happening is all that blood in his brain is starting to drain, and he’s starting to have a lot of back pain,” Sychak says. Even so, Sychak says her brother is eager to get out of the hospital and back to his life.

Bret Michaels’ reps are hopeful about the singer’s rapid recovery, planning for him to return to touring as early as May 26. It has been speculated Michaels might also be well enough to attend the live Celebrity Apprentice finale on May 23. Michaels’ sister remains optimistic, but cautions that her brother isn’t ready to get back to business just yet.

“Obviously, if he’s up and moving, that’s great, but honestly it’s not going to surprise me if he’s still in the ICU on Friday,” she says. “I think [the doctors are] having a problem really getting the bleeding. … Even though they’ve sort of caught it, I think there are some issues with them really stopping and figuring out the source. That’s why [there’s] back pain.”

Michaels’ doctors have scheduled a press conference for 12 PM on Tuesday to discuss his condition and prognosis.

>> Previously:  Bret Michaels Condition Update – Making an ‘Amazing’ Recovery

Bret Michaels Condition Update – Making an ‘Amazing’ Recovery

Bret Michaels’ condition after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage continues to improve, sources close to the singer said over the weekend. Michaels is reportedly making an “amazing” recovery and his father believes he could be out of the hospital soon.

Bret Michaels (publicity photo)
Bret Michaels (publicity photo)

Wally Sychak, Bret Michaels’ father, told CBS 21 News that he has spoken to his son and is hopeful he is on the way to a full recovery. “I’ve been in turmoil whether to go or not go [to see him in the hospital], but I’ve talked to him three times and he always sounds like he’ll be getting out any time,” Sychak said.

The last time he talked to Michaels, Sychak said the former Poison front man spoke of returning to touring by the end of the month. There is also speculation Bret Michaels might be well enough to appear on the Celebrity Apprentice live finale on May 23., meanwhile, reports a source close to Michaels says the singer turned reality TV star is having “amazing” progress in his recovery from the brain hemorrhage that could have ended his life. Michaels was reportedly “in a good mood” over the weekend and “somewhat talkative.”

A press conference to update fans and the media on Bret Michaels’ condition and prognosis is expected to be held on Tuesday.

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Bret Michaels Condition After Brain Hemorrhage Not Good Trump Says

Bret Michaels‘ condition following the massive brain hemorrhage that landed him in a hospital ICU is not good, Celebrity Apprentice host Donald Trump said on Monday. Michaels is a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice this season and Trump reportedly has an inside line on Michaels’ condition.

Bret Michaels (Photo: Matt Becker,  - Wikimedia Commons)
Bret Michaels (Photo: Matt Becker, - Wikimedia Commons)

Donald Trump told on Monday that Bret Michaels’ condition is not good. Trump said the musician turned reality TV star is in “big, big trouble and the prognosis is not great.” Michaels remains in critical condition under 24 hour watch according to his tour manager, Janna Elias.

Trump said Bret Michaels has proven to be an “amazing competitor” on Celebrity Apprentice and his fighting spirit “ultimately [may be] the thing that could save his life.” Trump said he believes Michaels’ brain bleed could be related to an injury the former Poison front man suffered at the 63rd annual Tony Awards last June when he was hit in the head by a stage prop.

Doctors are still trying to pinpoint the source of bleeding in Bret Michaels’ brain and he is currently undergoing further testing. “As we all know Bret is a fighter and we are hopeful that once all is complete the slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness, etc. will be eliminated and all functions will return to normal,” a note posted on Michaels’ website says.

>> Previously:  Bret Michaels Condition Still Critical After Brain Hemorrhage

Bret Michaels Hospital Condition Still Critical After Brain Hemorrhage

Celebrity Apprentice star Bret Michaels remains in critical condition after being diagnosed with a massive brain hemorrhage on Thursday. Michael’s father, Wally Sycheck, says doctors believe the brain hemorrhage may be complications of the former Poison frontman’s diabetes.

Bret Michaels (publicity photo)
Bret Michaels (publicity photo)

Wally Sycheck told he spoke to Bret Michaels on Friday morning. “He sounded upbeat and positive but they had him sedated,” Sycheck said. “But he’s doing good. He sounded like my son.”

On Saturday, Michaels’ rep said the singer “remains in critical condition at an undisclosed location. Future tests are being run and information will be updated in the coming days.”

Michaels had an emergency appendectomy earlier this month and doctors reportedly believe that may have been caused by his diabetes as well.

“We’re all keeping our fingers crossed and saying our prayers,” Sychek said. “He just needs to be quiet and keep rested.

Celebrity Apprentice host Donald Trump said he will keep Michaels spot on the show open. “He’s a great competitor and champion and I hope he will be fine,” Trump said in a press statement.

We wish Michaels well and hope for his speedy recovery.

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