Bret Michaels Plans Tour Comeback, Doctors To Explain Condition On Tuesday
April 29, 2010
Here’s hoping this positive Bret Michaels news is something to believe in.
A week after suffering a brain hemorrhage likely caused by a ruptured blood vessel, the hospitalized rocker is responding well to tests and treatment, and doctors are still hoping that the 47-year-old father of two will make a full recovery.
“We thank you all for your continued support and outpouring of well wishes for Bret,” read a message posted Wednesday on Michaels’ official website.
“While additional studies are planned throughout the week to hopefully detect the exact cause of the rupture Bret will remain monitored closely by his medical team to make sure no further complications occur.”
“If a patient survives the initial rupture, the first 7 to 10 days after are the most critical as an additional rupture or other complications may arise. Doctors are also continuing to treat Bret for the hyponatremia and today he will be undergoing more testing as well as an additional MRA. There will be a press conference on Tuesday at which doctors who have been treating Bret will further explain his condition, treatment and prognosis.”
Michaels’ camp is also awfully optimistic about just how fast the rocker will be not only back on his feet, but back onstage.
Michaels is looking to resume his Roses & Thorns tour May 26, “provided there are no further complications or setbacks,” in Ft. Smith, Ark., and his people are in the process of rescheduling all of the missed shows between Michaels’ hospitalization and then.
A tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd in June and July is also supposedly still on.
The statement still referred to test results indicating Michaels is suffering from a seizure-causing sodium deficiency as a “minor setback.” There has been no word on whether Michaels, who has Type 1 diabetes, has had any seizures since being diagnosed.
E! News reported last night that the Arizona resident is currently receiving treatment at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.