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Celebrity Apprentice: Bret Michaels ‘Lucky To Be Alive’

May 07, 2010 09:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


After spending 10 days in the ICU with a massive brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels, star of NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. The rock star opens up about the ordeal for the first time, telling PEOPLE magazine that he feels “lucky to be alive.” Keep reading for more details on his terrifying days in the hospital and his fatherly concerns…

After suffering a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage, Bret Michaels spent 10 days in intensive care, being closely monitored by doctors as they searched for the source of the bleeding. The Celebrity Apprentice star’s prognosis wasn’t looking good as he spent over a week in critical condition, but the former Poison frontman has been released from the hospital and is expected to recover completely. Despite his lengthy hospital stay, Michaels is grateful and says he’s “lucky to be alive.”

He also opens up to PEOPLE magazine about the terrifying night he checked into the emergency room, complaining of a major headache. The Celebrity Apprentice competitor remembers the doctor asking if he had any children. The rock star is father to two daughters, Raine, 9, and Jorja, 5. When Michaels told the doctors this, he was told to have his daughters brought to the hospital. ”And I said in these exact words, ‘Am I dying? If I’m dying, I want to see my kids, but if I have a chance, I don’t want them to see me in this condition,’” Michaels recalls.

Surprisingly, Michaels was released from the hospital this week and is expected to be just fine. His neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Zabramski said, ”He is making a good recovery. I really expect that he will make a 100 percent recovery. He is one of those lucky people, the 20 percent who have a subarachnoid hemorrhage, who make a full and complete recovery.”

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One Response to “Celebrity Apprentice: Bret Michaels ‘Lucky To Be Alive’”

  1. Lisa Princ Says:
    May 7th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I am so glad Bret is going to be fine! Now it’s time to win Celebrity Apprentice Bret!!


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