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Bret Michaels Slated for Heart Surgery

Poison frontman will go under the knife in January

(Newser) - Bret Michaels’ health challenges aren’t over yet. The Poison frontman, who recovered from a brain hemorrhage in April only to discover he’s had a hole in his heart since he was born, will undergo heart surgery to fix the hole in January. “Is he 100%? No, but... More »

Bret Michaels: 'It Wasn't My Time'

Rocker's recovery has changed outlook on life

(Newser) - Bret Michaels feels “lucky to be alive” after spending 10 days in ICU, and talks to People about his recovery—and how his brain hemorrhage affected his life. His two daughters were first and foremost on his mind, and he’s thinking about marrying their mother. “What I... More »

Bret Michaels' Recovery Is 'Amazing'

Rocker may even return to Celebrity Apprentice

(Newser) - Bret Michaels is recovering so well from his brain hemorrhage that one friend calls it “amazing.” During a recent evaluation, he was “very aware,” “somewhat talkative,” and even in a “good mood,” the source tells TMZ . On Friday, his doctor said Michaels... More »

Bret Michaels Suffers Setback

But chances of full recovery still decent

(Newser) - Still in intensive care after his life-threatening brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels has suffered a significant side-effect setback. He has developed hyponatremia, a lack of sodium in the body that can lead to seizures. But despite the dangerous turn of events, doctors remain guardedly optimistic about the former Poison frontman's chances... More »

An Ode to Bret Michaels

The glam rocker charms us, despite raunchy lyrics

(Newser) - As doctors continue to search for the source of Bret Michaels’ brain hemorrhage—they say it is probably not linked to his recent appendectomy—Peter Lauria offers a tribute to Michaels, recalling his adolescent obsession with Poison. After learning of Michaels’ hospitalization, Lauria cracked open his Look What the Cat ... More »

Bret Michaels: Felt Like Being 'Hit With Bat'

Rocker told a friend about his headache before hospital visit

(Newser) - Before calling an ambulance, Bret Michaels suffered a headache that felt like being “hit in the head with a baseball bat over and over again,” he told a friend. Called a “thunderclap headache” by doctors, it is a common symptom of a brain hemorrhage. “He still... More »

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