Bret Michaels Suffers Brain Hemorrhage, Is Rushed to ICU

Wonderwall, Friday, April 23, 2010, 2:21pm (PDT)
  • By Dana Flax

    Some scary news for Bret Michaels fans.

    After suffering an excruciating headache late Thursday night, Michaels, 47, was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where doctors discovered he had a massive brain hemorrhage, reports

    Michaels is currently in critical condition.

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    "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," a source close to the situation told People.

    This hospital visit follows an April 12 emergency appendectomy at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Michaels remained in the hospital under his doctor's care following the procedure, then transferred to a rehab facility specializing in diabetic patients.

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    No word on whether this new development is related to Michaels' appendectomy or his diabetes.

    "They told me that if I had gone on stage like I wanted to, [my appendix] likely would have ruptured and I could have died," he wrote in a note to his fans. "There is just no way around the fact that getting your appendix out HURTS. I have a pretty good threshold for pain, but this one hurts."

    Wonderwall will keep you updated as this story develops

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