Bret Michaels, our favorite person on the VH1 planet (Wait, Dr. Drew, don’t read that. We love you too!), performed at the Tailgate Stage at Dolphin Stadium in Miami (where the team suffered an embarrassing loss to the Tom Brady-led Patriots). When not up on stage doing his thing, Bret was busy doing his other thing: posing up a storm, meeting and greeting fans and being generally adorable.
As we mentioned yesterday, Bret Michaels has given his first post-hemorrhage interview to People magazine and will be appearing on the cover of this week’s magazine. In the piece, he talks about how the subarachnoid hemorrhage he suffered “sounded like a handgun, like it literally popped” and the tense moments that followed:
“It made my mind go almost blank,” he said. “My neck tensed up. I couldn’t move my head at all … I knew I was slurring my words, and I was like ‘OK, this isn’t a headache. There’s something really bad happening.’”
Bret credits his amazing recovery — after all, only 10 to 20 percent of people who suffer from hemorrhages this severe go on to make a full recovery — to a combination of “will, good faith … and good medical attention.” People‘s Anne Marie Cruz, who wrote the cover story, appeared on the Today Show this morning and discussed her recent phone call with Bret, during which time he discussed his “positive bucket list,” his promise to “continue to rock the world,” and the odds of him appearing on the Celebrity Apprentice finale a few weeks from now. We’ve clipped the video for you above and will continue to keep you posted on his progress.
If you would like to share your sentiments about Bret with everyone who’ll be watching his Behind The Music episode, all you have to do is leave a comment below sometime before this special broadcast airs tomorrow night. We’ll be combing through all of the comments and picking a selection of them to run during the episode.
As always, everyone here in the VH1 and VH1 Classic family wishes Bret a speedy recovery.
Bret Michaels isn’t out of the woods just yet, but there is a bit of good news to share. US Magazine is reporting that while Michaels is still under observation in the Intensive Care Unit of an unnamed hospital, his condition has been upgraded from “critical” to “stable” condition. As you no doubt know, he has been hospitalized since suffering a massive brain hemorrhage last Friday.
After Bret Michaelssuffered a massive brain hemorrhage in the early morning hours last Friday, he spent the entire weekend under close medical surveillance in the Intensive Care Unit of a yet-to-be-disclosed hospital. According to his official Facebook page, doctors are currently running a battery of tests on Michaels in an attempt to ascertain the source of the bleeding, but his team would also like to remind Bret’s legions of fans that he “is, and always has been, a fighter and survivor and is under the best medical care possible.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is painting a slightly more worrisome picture, telling TMZ that his current Celebrity Apprentice contestant is in “big, big trouble” and that “the prognosis is not great.” However, Trump also seems confident that Michaels is an “amazing competitor and ultimately that is the thing that could save his life.” In a nice touch, NBC added a brief clip to the end of last night’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice to remind viewers that “Everyone here at NBC wishes Bret Michaels a speedy recovery”; you can watch it below.
While Bret Michaels is still in critical condition after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage early Friday morning, TMZ is now reporting that his condition has stabilized and that he’s “awake, in good spirits and talking.” That said, he’s not out of the woods just yet; the report also emphasizes the how critical the next 24 to 48 hours will be to his possible recovery. We will continue to keep you posted on any developments with his condition as soon as we get them.
In the meantime, here is a selection of well-wishes that Bret’s fans have been leaving in the comment section of our site. If you have any words of encouragement that you would like to share, you can do so either in the previous post or below.
OMG! My prayers goes out to Bret and his family. I love his music and love watching him on anything he does and he is very inspiring to me because my mother and grandmother are diabetics and the disease is coming into play in my personal life as well. I wish him the best and fastest recovery possible!
People reports that Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital Thursday night after suffering a massive headache. There, doctors discovered the source of his pain was a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage. He is in critical condition. Says a source:
“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.”
There is no word on whether this is related to his very public fight with diabetes. Bret also underwent an appendectomy earlier this month.
We’ve been rooting for Bret for years on stage and on TV (even now, while watching him compete on The Celebrity Apprentice). Now we’re rooting for him in life, period. We truly hope that he can achieve a speedy recovery. [People]