Bret Michaels remains in critical condition in an intensive care unit as doctors search for the source of the bleeding in his brain. As Rolling Stone reported, the Poison frontman and Rock of Love star was rushed to an undisclosed hospital last Thursday, April 22nd, after complaining of an “excruciating” headache, which the rocker compared to “[getting] hit in the head with a baseball bat over and over again,” a source tells People . Medical tests revealed that Michaels was suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, bleeding at the base of his brain stem.
“As of now Bret remains in ICU under 24-hour surveillance. Further testing this week will help locate the source of the bleeding,” Michaels’ official website posted this morning. “Please remember Bret is, and always has been, a fighter and survivor and is under the best medical care possible.” The statement on Michaels’ website instructed fans to ignore the rash of unauthorized interviews and “incorrect information” circulating the past few days, and implored fans to check the official site for updates on the rocker’s condition this week.
The hemorrhage marks Michaels’ second health scare in as many weeks: While on tour in San Antonio, Texas, Michaels underwent emergency appendectomy surgery. Last year, he was injured by a descending set piece at the Tony Awards that left him with a fractured nose. Michaels also suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and competed on this season’s Celebrity Apprentice to raise money and awareness for the American Diabetes Association. “[Michaels is] a great competitor and champion,” The Apprentice‘s Donald Trump said in a statement, “and I hope he will be fine.”