LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doctors plan further testing to help pinpoint the source
of the brain hemorrhage that is keeping Bret Michaels in intensive care, according to the
rocker's Web site.
A report from doctors is expected this week. The Web site doesn't say where
Michaels, 47, is hospitalized.
"Please remember Bret is, and always has been, a fighter and survivor and is
under the best medical care possible," the post on Monday.
Joann Mignano, Michaels' New York-based publicist, confirmed a report on
People magazine's Web site that said the former Poison frontman was rushed to intensive care
late Thursday after a severe headache. The report said doctors discovered
bleeding at the base of his brain stem.
Mignano said tests are being conducted but did not know where he was being
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The 47-year-old glam-rock reality TV star had an emergency appendectomy at a
private care facility for diabetics last week after complaining of stomach pains
before he was scheduled to perform at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. Michaels
later wrote on his Web site that though the surgery "has taken its toll,"
doctors expected him to make a full recovery.
Michaels is currently a contestant on the third season of Donald Trump's NBC
competitive reality show, "The
Celebrity Apprentice." For the first six episodes, Michaels served as a
lighting rod for the show's male team, avoiding being fired in the
Trump said in a statement Friday that he was "deeply saddened" to hear of
"He's a great competitor and champion, and I hope he will be fine," Trump
Before joining "The Celebrity Apprentice," Michaels starred as the lothario
on VH1's lusty reality dating series "Rock of
Love" from 2007 to 2009. For three seasons, Michaels searched for the women
of his dreams amid a sea of implants, tattoos and thongs.
He also served as a judge on the fifth season of the USA singing competition
Star" in 2007.