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Celebrity Apprentice: Bret Michaels’ Emergency Surgery

April 14, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


Bret Michaels, currently a competitor on NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, is in the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery early Monday morning. The rocker was prepared to take the stage in San Antonio on Sunday night during his Roses and Thorns tour when he had to be rushed to the hospital due to excruciating stomach pains. Keep reading for more information on what went wrong and how Michaels is doing now…

Poison frontman and a competitor on NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, Bret Michaels was trying to ignore severe stomach pain on Sunday night so that he could focus on his rock concert in San Antonio. Unfortunately, around 1am the star had to be rushed to the emergency room for what he thought to be a severe flu. A CAT scan revealed that the 47-year-old singer’s appendix was about to burst. Doctors believe that gone unchecked, the rocker’s appendix could’ve burst while he was on stage, possibly resulting in death. The star had to undergo emergency appendectomy surgery to remove his appendix and is now recovering.

A rep for the Celebrity Apprentice contestant says Michaels ”remains in the hospital, is doing well and beginning the recovery process.” The rep also added, “Michaels, who has been known to perform under extreme conditions that would make most performers cancel, will unfortunately have no choice but to reschedule some of his April tour dates,” referring to his Roses and Thorns 200-city tour.

Bret Michaels will remain in hospital care to ensure there are no complications. His fever spiked last night, indicating there could be a possible surgery-related infection.

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