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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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Brenda    

TMZ Please do not refer to him as Michaels...his name is Bret. Just show a little decency. If you read the New York Times you would notice they always refer to individuals with the appropriate title before their surname;Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms,.
Get well soon Bret...all your fans wish you a speedy recovery.

1622 days ago
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missy    

prayers are with you Bret, God is with you, and the lord bless you and your family. get better Bret..

1622 days ago
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Cheryl    

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bret and his family. Been watching him on The Celeberity Apprentice and really think he's a nice guy. Get well Bret !!!!

1621 days ago
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elen    

ruptured brain aneurysms are just a fluke/ticking time bomb. It just happens--except for some unusual conditions/diseases you can't predict it until they rupture. He's young and can make it if the event wasn't too catastrophic-- think good thoughts for this person , a father ,son ,brother etc. @#$% fame, we are all the same.

1621 days ago
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michele    

Bret, my thoughts and prayers are with you,,just adore you, godspeed in your recovery,,we love you xoxoxoxoxoxo

1621 days ago
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CaraMia    

Hang in there, we need you :) Youre in our thoughts Brett <3

1621 days ago
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Lisa    

Wow Bubbajk....that's really good news. Let's hope Brett has the same positive outcome!! He really turned me off with the Skank of Love Bus stuff.....but then again, he can still rock it on the stage, and I guess that's all that really matters. Brett will be back....to Rock On!!!

1621 days ago
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melissa    

Wishing you the best

1621 days ago
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jim slagle    

God bless you Brett. You are in my thoughts. Saddened to hear of this news.



Jim

1621 days ago
130.

Mary    

Bret:



I think you will make it just because and only because you got medical attention almost immediately. Listen to me because I do know a litte medicine. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER touch another drink of alcohol again. Upon approval from your docs, begin taking some ascorbic acid (Vit C), calcium (in the form of whole milk), eat lots of lettuce & tomatoes with oil and vingear dressing, and have a small steak every second or third day. Be diligent with the insulin and You'll be fine! We like watching you.

1621 days ago
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pam fernandez    

god bless u bret .... u will b ok

1621 days ago
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Regina    

ALWAY KNOW THE LORD IS WITH US........MAY HE HOLD YOU CLOSE AND EASE YOUR PAIN.......WE SEND YOU OUR PRAYERS AND GOOD THOUGHTS....

1621 days ago
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Catherine Houdek    

Bret-Stay positive-You are in our prayers!!! I know you'll make it through! Hang in there! You need to take some time off possibly from touring and rest. Spend some time with those cute daughters!!! Take care of your diabetes!

1621 days ago
134.

Mark    

RIP -- I can't believe he just died.

1621 days ago
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Tina    

I'm praying for your swift recovery. Hope things take a turn for the better very soon. God bless and I love you always.

1621 days ago
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