Bret Michaels Hospitalized Yet Again After “Warning Stroke”
And the health woes just keep on coming for Bret Michaels.
The Poison frontman and Celebrity Apprentice contestant, who’s been hospitalized twice in the past several weeks for an emergency appendectomy and a brain hemorrhage, is once again back in the hospital, after suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack, or “warning stroke.”
According to a post on the singer’s Web site, Michaels was admitted after experiencing numbness on the left side of his body, in particular his face and hands. While conducting tests on Michaels, doctors discovered a Patent Forum Ovale (PFO), a hole in the heart. In a statement, Michaels’ neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Zabramski, noted,
“There is no doubt that the positive Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) is devastating news to Bret and his family. The good news is that it is operable and treatable and we think we may have diagnosed the problem that caused the Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA) or warning stroke; however we feel it is highly unlikely this is connected to the brain hemorrhage he suffered just a few weeks earlier. Once again it is great that he quickly reacted to the severe numbness and got to the hospital immediately.”
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.