This is strange—but apparently there were others things going on in the world last night besides the series finale of “Lost“? For example … the season finale of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Bret Michaels didn’t let a silly thing like a brain hemorrhage followed by a warning stroke keep him from competing in the live finale. He limped a tad but seemed otherwise all good for the final challenge—creating a new flavor of Snapple iced tea and an ad campaign to go along with it. With his Diet Trop-A-Rocka tea, he beat out challenger Holly Robinson Peete. Not that she was mad. “I know the whole country is pulling for Bret,” she Tweeted before the taping. “In many ways I am too!” Go Bret. Glad you made it back. Though lay off “Rock of Love” for a while, OK? That show just can’t be good for your health. [People] Keep reading »
Just as Bret Michaels was recovering from a brain hemorrhage, and got the okay from his doctors to make the trip to New York to appear on the live finale of “Celebrity Apprentice,” he’s back in the hospital with a slate of new medical conditions. Earlier in the week, he was feeling numbness on the left side of his body. Doctors determined that he had had a “warning stroke”—a condition that gives stroke-like symptoms but doesn’t do permanent neurological damage. As they ran MRIs and CT scans on Bret, doctors found another problem—our “Rock of Love” casanova has a hole in his heart. No, literally. And this is on top of his diabetes and the emergency appendectomy he had in late April.
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“I’m lucky to be alive. 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.’ … What I want to do is make a positive bucket list and say, ‘I’m just gonna go for it.’ [Getting married] may be one of the big things on the list. … I’m a believer it’s a combination of will and good faith. Will—and good medical attention—and faith. It just wasn’t my time yet. I really believe that.”
—Bret Michaels on surviving a brain hemorrhage. We are so glad you’re on the mend! [People] Keep reading »
Yes, it was a great weekend. But there was one dark cloud hanging over it—the fact that Bret Michaels, the frontman of Poison and Romeo of “Rock of Love,” had a massive brain hemorrhage and was in intensive care for the past three days. The latest news is that Bret is conscious, but he remains in the ICU, where doctors will continue testing to find the source of the bleeding. His speech is slurred, his vision is blurry, and he’s feeling intense dizziness. “[It] will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation,” a source told People. Keep reading »