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Sunday, April 25, 2010
Bret Michaels Hospitalized After Suffering Brain Hemorrhage
Bret Michaels, front man for the rock band Poison, star of reality show Rock of Love, and a contestant on this season's Celebrity Apprentice, was rushed to the hospital late Thursday night with a severe headache. It turned out that Michaels had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Bret Michaels is 47 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes when he was a child.
According to the Health and Beauty News blog,
a subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the subarachnoid space. The subarachnoid space lies between the pia matter of the brain and the arachnoid membrane. It is often seen following a head injury or when there is a cerebral aneurysm. Subarachnoid Hemorrhages may also occur spontaneously.An update was posted on his web site and Facebook pages today (Sunday, April 25) stating that doctors are still looking for the source of the bleeding, and Michaels remains in intensive care. The update went on to say, "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." We'll try to post an update on this as more information is released.
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