Bret Michaels is awake, in good spirits, and talking following a brain hemorrhage, TMZ reported Friday evening about the rocker and reality star.
Ambre Lake, who won season twoÂ of Bret Michaels’Â VH1 reality show,Â “Rock of Love,”Â told TMZ that she hasÂ spoken with people who are close toÂ Michaels who said he isÂ stabilized and conscious.Â
Lake’s informationÂ matches another “Rock of Love” contestant who has also spoken withÂ Michaels’ bandmates, according to TMZ.
The next 24 to 48 hours are reportedly critical forÂ Michaels and he is being closely monitored.Â Â
After an excruciating headache late Thursday night, Michaels was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where doctors discovered he suffered a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem), a source told People magazine.
“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,” the source told People.
Bret Michaels’ publicist, Joann Mignano, confirmed that the rocker was in critical condition on Friday.Â She said thatÂ tests were being conducted, but she did not know where he was being treated, according to The Associated Press (AP).
Michaels, 47,Â had an emergency appendectomy at a private care facility for diabetics last week. Michaels later wrote on his Web site that though the surgery “has taken its toll,” doctors expected him to make a full recovery.Â
Michaels’ Web site, www.bretmichaels.com
, was having a hard time loading on Friday, which likely means fans have been flocking to the site for news about the rocker.Â No updates have been posted on his site at this time.
Michaels is the lead singer of the rock-glam band Poison, who made it big in the 1980s and still frequently tour.Â He has also made a career as a reality star with VH1’s “Rock of Love” and is currently starring on the third season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.Â As of this week, Michaels is still in the running for “The Apprentice.”