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Bret Michaels Suffers Brain Hemorrhage, Is Rushed to ICU

Wonderwall, Friday, April 23, 2010, 2:21pm (PDT)

By Dana Flax

Some scary news for Bret Michaels fans.

After suffering an excruciating headache late Thursday night, Michaels, 47, was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where doctors discovered he had a massive brain hemorrhage, reports People.com.

Michaels is currently in critical condition.

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"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," a source close to the situation told People.

This hospital visit follows an April 12 emergency appendectomy at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Michaels remained in the hospital under his doctor's care following the procedure, then transferred to a rehab facility specializing in diabetic patients.

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No word on whether this new development is related to Michaels' appendectomy or his diabetes.

"They told me that if I had gone on stage like I wanted to, [my appendix] likely would have ruptured and I could have died," he wrote in a note to his fans. "There is just no way around the fact that getting your appendix out HURTS. I have a pretty good threshold for pain, but this one hurts."

Wonderwall will keep you updated as this story develops

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