Bret Michaels back in hospital – Rocker suffers from warning stroke and hole in the heart

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According the Bret Michaels’ website , the rocker and Celebrity Apprentice finalist is back in the hospital after suffering a “warning stroke known as a transient ischemic attack.” Tests also show he has a hole in his heart, known as a patent foramen ovale.

The website announced yesterday that Michaels was readmitted to the hospital after “suffering numbness on the left side of his body, predominately his face and hands.”

The site repoprts:

While MRI and CT scan tests were being conducted, Michaels also received a Doppler Ultrasound of his legs and lower abdomen looking for blood clots and most importantly an Ultrasound Bubble Test of his heart was conducted which proved positive for a Patent Forum Ovale (PFO), a hole in the heart.

Michaels’ neureosurgeon, Dr. Zabramski and three other doctors at the hospital confirmed the results. The news in do doubt devastating to family, friends, and fans of Brett Michaels, but the good news is that the hole in his heart is operable and treatable. They also believe the hole may be what caused the warning stroke.

It is believed that Michaels’ current health condition is unrelated to the brain hemorrhage he suffered just weeks ago.

As reported by, Dr. Zabramski explained that Bret’s desire to make a full recovery so he can attend the finale of Celebrity Apprentice and continue making music, “Bret’s brain and body are not quite 100% yet, especially with the hole found in his heart.”

His doctor explains that treatment for Michaels’ condition will consist of outpatient care, blood thinners to reduce blood clots, and more tests.

Bret’s rep, Janna Elias, states “Bret wants everyone to know he cannot thank you enough for all of the well wishes, prayers, and good vibes you have sent his way. Even though these last few months have been tough on him and his family, especially this most recent setback, 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.”

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