Rep: Bret Michaels Suffered Brain Hemorrhage, Rushed to ICU

Celebrity News Apr. 23, 2010 AT 6:34PM
Rep: Bret Michaels Suffered Brain Hemorrhage, Rushed to ICU Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Bret Michaels is back in the hospital under very serious circumstances.

A rep for the star, 47, confirms to UsMagazine.com that he is in critical condition at an undisclosed facility following a massive brain hemorrhage.

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The Celebrity Apprentice star was rushed to an undisclosed hospital Thursday after complaining of a severe headache.  After a battery of tests, Michaels is now staying in the intensive care unit for several days of observation and additional tests; doctors have yet to determine what led to the bleeding in the brain. "We will have no additional information until further testing is done," Michaels' rep tells UsMagazine.com.

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It's the former Poison frontman's second medical emergency this month.  On April 12, Michaels underwent an emergency appendectomy in Texas after complaining of stomach pain. 

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Before Thursday's turn of events, the rocker, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, had been convalescing at a private care facility that caters to diabetic patients.

"I could have died," Michaels blogged about his appendicitis, "when you're not planning on having a body part ripped out of you, it can be a shock to the system..I've spoken to several doctors and they all seem to be impressed with the condition I have been able to keep myself in as a juvenile diabetic. But a lot of extra care needs to be taken to make sure my body heals correctly."

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