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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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Ana Peralta    

Bret, Our prayers are with you. I am a big fan , May God Bless and keep you. I am very sadden by your illness you are a very special artist and special person. Ana,

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Pretty LL    

Does anyone know where we can send get well cards?

1322 days ago
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Esther     

I love your music, especially "Every rose has a thorn" i saw your show when i was with my daughter going out on my birthday this pas oct.13th she put the song on for me she had just recorded on s CD for me...I think you are agorgeous guy and have two beautiful little girls, and your girlfreind looks like a nice person and loving and caring mom, hunt for good tomes when you are on the road but you always have something and someone and two little ones to come home to...I am just hoping that someday when you come to Orlando for a Concert I can see you in person just a new fan but will stick because i have always loved your group but lost you for a while....(Poison) no i am not as young as the women you are seen with I am a Cougar...take care, God be with you and your beautiful fa. lots of TLC Esther(erolicious3030tt@gmail.com)

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karenjames    

facebook javin medows read please support me email me thanks bret micheals your sexyangel

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