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Bret Michaels -- Stabilized

4/24/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0423_brett_michaels_EX_TMZ_01Bret Michaels is awake, in good spirits and talking ... TMZ has learned.

Ambre Lake, the Season 2 winner of "Rock of Love," tells TMZ she's spoken with people who are close to Bret who say he's stabilized and conscious. 

Lake's tale matches another contestant who has also spoken with Bret's bandmates.

We're told the next 24 to 48 hours are critical -- Bret will be closely monitored.

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Trish    

@ JCTjc Right back at you! Go FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF your Self!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1557 days ago
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Lifelong bret fan    

Trish - thank you! You put it perfectly!

1557 days ago
78.

Irene    

Wish him well but can't help but wonder what it looks like when the hat, wig, doorag come off or does he keep that on in the hospital too?

1557 days ago
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Evie    

I was so shocked and saddened when I heard Bret was in critical condition. Wonderful news that he's awake & joking w/nurses! He seems like such a nice person on The Celeb Apprentice. I really hope he gets well soon. I am going to continue to send Bret all the positive, healing thoughts for a quick and complete recovery! Love is coming atcha, Bret, from all over the universe!!! OXOXOXO

1557 days ago
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Trish    

@ 87. You have never had a loved one in the hospital, or even in your home that didn't have bed head after sleeping? Give me a break! You too .................. go FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF your self!!!!!!!!



1556 days ago
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Evie    

It never ceases to amaze me how many attention-seeking, unfeeling, ignorant morons like JCThc and others here who have commented nasty things, saying stuff like they hope Bret dies, etc. Bret is a kind, compassionate human being who would never say those bitter comments if the tables were turned. Shame on JCThc and those of that ilk.

1556 days ago
82.

Shaun    

rock on Bret!! we love you!!

1556 days ago
83.

liar    

Do you realize that these reports of progress are nearly identical to what people said after Capt. Phil Harris suffered a stroke? He" was up,talking, walking around, things look good", and then he died. I will never believe anything I read online again. My prayers are with Bret and his family.

1556 days ago
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California Girl    

Your many millions of fans are praying and wishing/hoping the very best for you, Bret. There is a lot of love out there for you and a lot of empathy. You are one cool dude, and we miss you.



BTW, CNN is ***NOT*** reporting that Bret died, as of 4:30 a.m. (East Coast), so ignore that idiotic, immature, and pathetically cruel post.

1556 days ago
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California Girl    

Dear Bret, you have millions of fans, and many millions of people are praying/hoping the very best for you now. Please recover; you are one cool dude and an all-around great guy. Your fans truly adore you.

1556 days ago
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5683HUGGS    

Let us all pray for Bret to get well.

1556 days ago
87.

California Girl    

Kooky, get a life, you loser freak. At least aim for your GED.

1556 days ago
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urbusted    

This is to "debbie" who keeps saying that Bret couldn't possibly be talking, that he is a vegetable, etc-
So, debbie...are you at Bret's bedside? You state these things as fact, but Bret's father has said that he , himself spoke to Bret on the phone Friday!
"He sounded upbeat and positive, but they had him sedated," Sychak said. "But he's doing good."



So, debbie, unless you know more than his own father, please STFU.

1556 days ago
89.

Vera    

Dear Bret, this new turns me on baby!!!!Get well gorgeous!

1556 days ago
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electriczipper    

Is he bald?
Saddest thing in the whole world is a washed up bald rocker.
There should be an island that they can go and live on out of the publics eyessight
Hope you dont end up haveing to be spoon fed pudding the rest of your days dude..

1556 days ago
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