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Celebrity Apprentice: Bret Michaels Recovering From Brain Hemorrhage In ICU

April 26, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd

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Just days after undergoing emergency appendectomy surgery, Bret Michaels, a competitor on NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, was rushed back to the hospital with a splitting headache late Thursday night. The excruciating pain, which Michaels likened to being hit repeatedly with a baseball bat, was the symptom of a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage in his brain. The star, who was in critical condition, is still in the ICU as doctors scramble to find the source of the bleeding. Keep reading for more details on the rocker’s scary situation…

Bret Michaels, contestant on NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, thought he was on the road to recovery after an emergency appendectomy surgery last week. But on Thursday night, the rocker started complaining of a massive headache and was rushed back to the hospital to discover a brain hemorrhage. After spending the weekend in ICU, the doctors are still unable to locate the source of the bleeding.

On Friday, a source close to Michaels said, ”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.” On Sunday, a message was posted to the Celebrity Apprentice star’s fan site that read: ”At this point Bret remains in ICU in critical condition. He is under 24 hour doctors care and supervision. We are hopeful that further tests will locate the source of the bleeding, which has still not been located. 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.”

Medical professionals say that in some cases of subarachnoid hemorrhaging, the source is never found or can be cured on its own. The hemorrhage is thought to be unrelated to Michaels’ appendectomy surgery or his history with diabetes. As the doctors continue to search for the source of the bleeding, Michaels will be monitored for possible complications.

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