Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bret Michaels hospitalized for stroke, weeks after brain hemorrhage

Only weeks prior was Michaels rushed to the hospital for a brain hemorrhage and now the musician and reality TV star reportedly has a hole in his heart, according to CBS3 (May 20, Los Angeles).

Michaels, 47, endured what is known as a TIA, or a Transient Ischemic Attack, a synonymous term for a baby stroke, this week after suffering numbness on the left side of his body (said via his Official Facebook Page, May 20). His stroke led to the discovery of the patent forum ovale, or the hole in his heart, and he is being kept in overnight care at a disclosed LA hospital.

Michaels' rep, Janna Elias, had this say on Michaels' Official Site and Facebook Page:

...He is in good spirits, great medical hands and is positive and hopeful that everything is going to be OK. He is up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive but he has made it clear he is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again.

The star was due to appear on Sunday's live season finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC) in New York. Whether he will be able to attend is uncertain.

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