Bret Michaels: Health Update
An update on Poison frontman Bret Michaels’ condition, following his brain haemorrhage, has been posted on his website.
The statement says:
Bret Michaels… is being treated at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Barrow is among the world’s leading neurological centres and is the home of the Muhammed Ali Parkinson Centre.
In the days following Mr Michaels’ hospitalisation, due to a subarachnoid hemorrhage, there was a lot of speculation as to where Mr Michaels was being treated. Due to the severity of his life threatening condition, the instantaneous way in which the hemorrhage presented itself and respect for his family, his location was not confirmed to the media. There is a seven- to 10-day period that is extremely critical in which multiple tests are conducted to detect the source of the bleeding.
There is no doubt that Mr Michaels’ condition is serious. “We are treating the subarachnoid hemorrhage, which caused his severe cranial pain,” states Dr Zabramski who has been a top neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute since 1986 and… is leading Michaels’ team.
Zabramski continues: “Mr. Michaels will continue to undergo testing, considering we have hit a few roadblocks including hyponatremia, severe cranial and back pain suffered from blood drainage, an emergency appendectomy performed a week earlier and a lifelong history of Type 1 Diabetes. However, Bret’s sheer will to live and fully recover is undeniable.
“He has an unbelievable fight in him and told me what kept him alive at the moment of the haemorrhage was that he did not want his family to wake up and see him lying unconscious in the middle of the floor. It was a combination of Bret’s fight to stay conscious during the haemorrhage and get to the emergency room, and the immediate medical attention provided by our staff at Barrow, that enabled us to stabilise his condition.
“At this time Barrow neurologists and neurosurgeons will be having a press conference at 12pm Tuesday [May 4] to discuss and update his condition, treatment and prognosis in full detail.”
Find out more at www.bretmichaels.com