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Bret Michaels at Top Facility in Arizona

4/30/2010 8:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bret Michaels isn't just in good hands -- he's being treated at one of the most prestigious neurological centers on the planet.

According to Bret's rep, Michaels is a patient at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix -- home of the world famous Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

Bret's neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Zabramski, has also released a statement saying there's "no doubt" Bret's condition is "serious" ... but adds, "Bret's sheer will to live and fully recover is undeniable."

Dr. Zabramski says he's had several conversations with Bret since he first arrived to the center.

The doc claims Bret explained that he refused to succumb to the brain hemorrhage because he "did not want his family to wake up and see him lying unconscious in the middle of the floor."

A press conference about Bret's condition will be held on Tuesday at 12 PM.

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doofusagoofus    

A PRESS conference, not a 'pres' conference. Double check.

1584 days ago
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TJF    

Godspeed, Bret, we are all praying for you....you will get better soon, I know it, but just don't overdo it!

1584 days ago
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nikki    

and succomb??? 13th grade there Harvey? lol

1584 days ago
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Vic    

Praying hard for you Brett. Love ya man!

1584 days ago
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Jennifer    

succomb? nice one.

1584 days ago
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Raven    

Confused here.....by this::: "did not want his family to wake up and see him lying unconscious in the middle of the floor."




as in 'what family?' The news hasn't said anything about him being with family when this happened,nor did he when posting how much pain he was in.....
wishing him well though & hoping if he gets thru this he'll see it as a major wake-up call. He's near 50 yrs old, with health issues, so needs to just slow down a bit. & though his body looks great on the outside, goodness, it's been thru yrs of torture & I'm not talking just the skanks.

1584 days ago
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Marketing $ociologist    

There's no finer brain facility than Barrows. Why Mohammad Ali lives here.

1584 days ago
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steve    

GO BRET!

1584 days ago
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Ed    

Who cares about this has-been drug user,Hopefully next time he walk's into the 'light' so that we dont have to hear or read about these loser's...

1584 days ago
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Bret    

he is a pathetic disgusting talent-less degenerate worm, and the sight of his worm-face always makes me spew vomit

1584 days ago
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sandy    

The simple true statement of Brets condition being serious is enough for all to know the facts. The rest is so ridiculous, I want all of you to stop insulting each and every member of those that have suffered this most critical life changing event that have lived from this injury and the families that are caregivers to them. Once you are unconscious from a MASSIVE brain hemmorage you do NOT get up on your own for family or any reason. I have never in my life, under any cir***stances of anyone and their condition, heard, seen or read about this nonsense of these crazy accounts. And no one will hear if drugs and drinking was the cause, they will hear the cause is unknown. Which sucks, this family due to his celebrity could help so many people if they come out with this and inform the public of this most serious matter.
Please put Bret on tv now, I would love to see this miracle, good speech, in good spirits, ready to sing and dance. This is more amazing then any miracle that has ever been in the history of the universe. Stop the reports, let us see this miracle. I love Bret, he is a favorite of mine, but, come one, truth is truth about the real status and outcome of this.

1584 days ago
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LegalizeMe!    

Good thing he doesn't look like an immigrant they would have ask for his papers when he got to the hospital. Lucky

1584 days ago
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The King    


"Bret's sheer will to live, obsession with torturing humanity by performing some of the cheesiest music known to man, unfortunately; a full recover is undeniable."



1584 days ago
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Tara    

This is really encouraging news. Way to go Bret

1584 days ago
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MIchael M.    

If he does not have his papers in order he will go to jail.
So sad. Suppose he can sing his next concert to the inmates.

1584 days ago
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