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Bret Michaels -- The Odds of Survival

4/23/2010 6:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bret Michaels doesn't just need good medical attention to survive his current condition -- he also needs luck.

According to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, people who don't receive proper medical treatment after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage have a 20% to 30% chance of experiencing a second bleed within the first month -- and the odds of surviving a second bleed are extremely slim.

Cedars states, "Recurrent bleeding has a 70% mortality rate."

Fortunately, Michaels is reportedly being treated in a capable medical center.

However, it appears as though Michaels is already beating the odds -- Cedars reports that roughly 1/3 of people who have a subarachnoid hemorrhage die during the hemorrhage because of extensive brain damage. Obviously, Michaels has already cleared that hurdle. 

As for Michaels' treatment, Cedars warns, "Because of the ominous prognosis with delayed definitive therapy, referral to a center of excellence with experience in treating subarachnoid hemorrhage is imperative."


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Bret, may God continue to keep his angels by your side in monitoring your health and well being. I really enjoy your honesty from your reality show to the Celebrity Apprentice. Bless your daughter also. You're going through a lot it seems, but God will never put more on you than you can bare.


1643 days ago


I wonder if this has any relation to when he smacked his face against the wall on that stage a while back....

1643 days ago


Good Luck Brett! Praying for you!

1643 days ago


Lord carry Bret thru, and protect him, Make his body strong and his health. We need a miracle LORD. God Bless U Bret.

1643 days ago


why in the hell r people saying hes dead already when i google him a lot of tweets come up saying r.i.p and someone changed his wiki and made it say hes dead good luck i hope he lives cant loose one more great r.i.p bret michaels

1643 days ago


OmG! poor Brett... i love watching him on Celebrity Apprentice... thinking of him and his children during this rough time. My prayers go out to him <3

1643 days ago


r.i.p bret michaels is not what we should be saying we should be saying get well soon sry last comment cut me off
r.i.p michael jackson

1643 days ago


While I wish no ill will towards Bret, and hope for a speedy recovery, he must take a serious look at his lifestyle and CHANGE it...
Bret is diabetic, and diabetes ravages the circulatory system...Often times it leaves veins and vessels very weak, and prone to rupture or blockage...Combine that with alcohol consumption and drug use, and it's a recipe for disaster...
Sure, Bret may have slowed his dangerous behaviors down some in his older years, but he has not stopped them completely...How many times was he filmed drinking on "Rock of Love"?...
Was it all worth it?...

1643 days ago


- mjfan212

I agree, people are idiots!

Hi Kooky!

1643 days ago


That hat is what's killing him!

1643 days ago


praying for you!! xoxoxox

1643 days ago


TMZ, can you break that down in laymans terms? AKA speak English!!!!!????

1643 days ago


Praying for you to pull through. This is so tragic and hard to believe. God bless you and your family.

1643 days ago


Hussie, it's not the time to say I told you so. Bret deserves our prayers. We didn't have a chance to pray for Michael Jackson he was just GONE. Can we all just pray for a sick soul he needs sincere prayers. Not blame. I'm sure he's aware of what he could have done better. But prayerfully he has a chance to prove that.

1643 days ago


We are pulling for you Brett!

1643 days ago
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