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Bret Michaels

Hospitalized for Heart Problems

5/20/2010 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bret MichaelsBret Michaels was rushed back to the hospital this week where doctors claim they found a "hole in the heart."

According to Bret's rep, the singer was complaining about "numbness on the left side of his body, predominately his face and hands."

After a series of tests, doctors concluded that Michaels had suffered a "Transient Ischemic Attack -- more commonly referred to as a "warning stroke."

During the tests, the doctors say they found that Bret had a Patent Forum Ovale -- which is essentially a hole in the heart.

Doctors say Bret's condition is "operable and treatable." The docs also don't believe the "warning stroke" is related to Bret's brain hemorrhage.

Bret will be treated with outpatient care -- which includes a daily injection of a blood thinner.

Bret's rep also notes that the singer is in "good spirits, great medical hands and is positive and hopeful that everything is going to be OK."

The rep concludes, "He is up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive but he has made it clear he is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again."

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Bobo Frog    

I like the guy....but he's not the brightest bulb. Forget the tour, Bret....think about your daughter. One more word about a tour and he loses all my sympathy...and yes, my sympathy is worth a lot.

1563 days ago


#48...God doesn't judge others the way you are and calling him a "fame whore" is just as ungodly so I wonder where you are coming from because you can't be a Christian and talk so badly about others the way that you are.

1563 days ago

Who cares    

Hey Bret...just get well man and take care of yourself and your family. We all know and understand you love to be out there playing music but you and your family are more important right now. And when you are feeling better we'll be waiting right here to rock and roll with you again! God bless!

1563 days ago


The poor guy! Anything else! He's going to be okay though. 2010 is a '3' year for him and '3' symbolizes optimism.

1563 days ago


Hope I'm wrong in saying this but it all sounds kinda fishy to me...He has the tour coming up and not to mention the whole Celebrity Apprentice thing which will be live on sunday.

1563 days ago


Good luck Bret! And I hope you win the apprentice. Oh, dont know if anyone else mentioned this but, "forum ovale" is spelled wrong - its foramen ovale. ;)

1563 days ago


83. Shameless as usual. If the truth is not going to be told then nothing should be reported whatsoever. Not everyone in the public is stupid.

Posted at 5:21 PM on May 20, 2010 by sandy

"Not everyone in the public is stupid."
No, not everyone..........just sandy.

1563 days ago

Rose's Thorn    

Bret.. stop rocking and start resting.. please! First it was your appendix, then the brain stem, now this? Man, I'd say take a hint and snuggle up with a teddy bear in a warm bed! You can be on the Celeb Apprentice finale via satellite! This is what happens when you are friends with people like Lacy.. they eat away at your heart!

1563 days ago


Damn, this guy's falling apart....I'm fearing the worst.

1563 days ago

pink floyd    

are you kidding me.. after all that they found a hole in is heart??? way to go american heath. if he was in canada it would have been taken care of a long time ago. u.s. health care sucks!!!

1563 days ago


Mr. Michaels, as much as you don't want to disappoint your fans, you should know we love you enough to want what's best for you. Under these recent compiled cir***stances, I hope you'll reconsider getting on the stage this month. We would rather have you better than see you on stage and hear you've had a set back from it because you tried to please us before you were healthy enough to perform. We would rather wait to see you again, then not wait and never see you again.

1563 days ago

pink floyd    

you can beat this bret. see you in vancouver real soon.

1563 days ago


Damn, he's had some freaky things going on! Hang in there, Dude!!! Get well, eh?

1563 days ago

Bobo Frog    

Yeah, seriously, why are his doctors discovering this just now? He supposedly was being taken care of by the best cardiologists and surgeons money could why didn't any of them order an echo?

1563 days ago


He may be sick and tired of being in the hospital but is he sick and tired of living??? This is just his body warning him to chill out and take it easy. He is not invinceable!

1563 days ago
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