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Bret Michaels Returns Against Doctor's Orders

5/28/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bret Michaels will return to the stage tonight, much to the delight of his fans worldwide -- but we've learned his doctor is not crazy about the comeback plan.

Bret Michaels
Fresh off his triumphant "Celebrity Apprentice" win and "American Idol" performance, Michaels is set to perform tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS. Sources close to Michaels tell us he had a check-up yesterday and everything was fine.

We're told Bret's doctor is not in favor of Michaels performing tonight, noting he's not "100%."  But the doctor realizes handcuffing Bret is not an option.

Nevertheless, precautions will be in place tonight.  We're told, "Bret will be slower on stage ... not a lot of dancing and will take it easy" on stage. There will also be "medical personnel" in the house ... just in case.  And, we're told, the AC will be cranked up.

If you plan on attending tonight's show, be sure to pack your extra warm bandana.

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61.

Sabrina    

U ALL SHUT UP LOSER NOBODY U DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SHOW BIZ!!!BRET IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR ROCK ,STAGE, AND FAN!!!! HE IS AN HERO! HE IS VERY FOCUS AND VERY DETERMINATED TO GO BACK ON STAGE FOR HIS FAN !HE WAS VERY SICK AND GOT CLOSE TO DEATH.HE IS PROBABLY HAPPY HE CAN MAKE IT ON STAGE NOW THAT WAS A MIRACLE HE DIDNT DIE!!HE JUST ENJOY HIS LIFE DONT WORRY ABOUT HIS FAMILY!!HI TREAT HIS DAUGHTER LIKE QUEEN !!AND HE IS MILLIONAIRE AND VERY FAMOUS HE DOES NOT NEED PUBLICITY ..U R LOSER TALKING **** ..U HAVE NO LIFE AND NO SUCESS.. SO STOP TALKING **** ABOUT SOMEONE VERY SUCESSFULL BC HE ALWAYS FOCUS!!THATS KEY OF SUCESS LOSER!BRET IS WINNER!LOVE U BRETT!!<3

1508 days ago
62.

DIMO    

FAKE? PHONEY? HOW DARE YOU......DON'T YOU REMEMBER WHAT A WONDERFUL FATHER AND SINCERE HUMAN BEING HE WAS ON "THE ROCK OF LOVE"??? WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU HATERS???? dah...

1508 days ago
63.

Leigh    

What does he need to prove?? Is he doing this because he is afraid the other guys in the band won't make the big bucks without him? Bret, take it easy and get well.

1508 days ago
64.

Beth    

#68 Sabrina: Are you drunk? You actually said "JUST ENJOY HIS LIFE DONT WORRY ABOUT HIS FAMILY.....um, actually HE is the one who was very worried about his daughters not having him around anymore. If he dies, THEY will suffer for the rest of their lives. HE IS IGNORING DOCTOR'S ORDERS. HE IS NOT OK YET. If he has so much money and doesn't need publicity like you imply, why doesn't he listen to the docs and rest for some time. You make NO sense and can't write/speak English. I suggest you get off boards and go back to school.

1508 days ago
65.

chrissy    

poster 13 (jessica) take your own advice. He is either faking or is a very selfish person. He has two daughters to think about but instead is thinking of his career. If he ends up dying because of taking on to much his daughters get left with no father so he is basically choosing his career over his kids , he is being entirely selfish.



It is very hard to believe all the medical problems he has had which have been very serious that he is up doing shows and everything. No matter what the reason is he is a complete fool and selfish.

1508 days ago
66.

Bubbajk    

Big mistake - rehab needs to progress at a certain rate to succeed. Pushing too hard is just as damaging as not doing the procedures at all. There is a good reason for the doctor to object, and Bret needs to listen

1508 days ago
67.

twilightmom    

Beth-
I'm an RN also and we both know that a person can NOT fake an Intracranial Hemorrhage. Do you "really" believe that all of the outstanding Dr.'s caring for him would risk their jobs to help him cover this up? Come on now.
I have had TWO pts with the same TBI and the same outcome as Brett. Only difference was the amount of time it took afterward to be at the level Brett is at now, and that was only about three months.
First time I've agreed with Nicole (I've seen your postings on the LiLo threads), but I TRULY believe in the desire to live is a tremendous motivater and healer. I've seen so many just become overwhelmed and give up. But these pts were a lot like Brett, they just absolutely REFUSED to give up and pushed themselves. Always with the thought that this was not going to keep them down.
I also know where Brett's coming from with his music. Way before becoming an RN, wife, or mother I was in a band myself. My 20's were spent going gig to gig nightly. That desire to make sure you're giving your absolute best you can even if ill. I've been onstage with the flu and a fever of 103. Its just something inside you, and you can NOT fight it. Now, my daughter has taken my place in the band (figuratively, not the same band) and I see it in her. I'll tell her it would be best if they were to cancel a gig when she is really sick--like talking to a wall.
This "drive" to be there, doing what you do,is seen as being negligent of your own personal health and well being, as well as being selfish to your family. Of course is *extremely* important but its just something we (they) just HAVE to. To us its selfish to NOT be onstage because then we're letting the fans down. No, it doesn't mean we put the fans/audience ahead of our family-and I will admit it does certainly look that way. Its just.......more than you can really describe. We love our families/friends,etc. But, its too complex to really put into words. And if you don't have that drive for something, then we can never get through to anyone else and have them understand that. {o:)~

1508 days ago
68.

KAM    

Not good. Well if something happens, it was his own fault....no one to blame but himself.

1508 days ago
69.

twilightmom    

Oops...that's supposed to be "of course family is *extremely* important'
Left out a word. Lol
As a nurse, and I am a subacute/rehab nurse, I know he should be following Dr.'s orders. Risk of another bleed is there, but fortunately his Dr. felt that Brett's risk was no higher than anyone else who suffered TBI such as his.
But then, there's that side that was there ALONG time before that nurse "thinking" came along. Lol

1508 days ago
70.

azlee    

#45 they don't let pregnant women fly the last month because they don't want the responsibility of what might happen. In the USA is where we have to have a bed, tub of water, dr or midwife. Not all countries are like that...some place you give birth and go back to work. In normal pregnancies you stay home because you are chicken and don't want the baby away from home and you don't know when they are coming. It is totally different then from Bret.



The drs are in house when you are on set, and better response times. He does live in Arizona, but I am not sure how far out in the boondocks he is, but it doesn't look very far but could be for emergency vehicles.

1508 days ago
71.

urbusted    

22. Yep, youre right, he is one big faker. All these drs that are world renowned that have been treating him, announcing his condition on the air and explaining it, they would all just give up their credibility from a lifetime of work just to make some rocker in his 40s have a better image! Do you know how stupid some of you idiots really sound?



Posted at 10:56 AM on May 28, 2010 by Evian



Couldn't agree more, Evian. No way he was faking, I can't believe people are still saying that.
Everyone can speculate and call him selfish, etc., but why he is pushing himself, nobody knows but him. Perhaps performing is his "medicine", maybe staying at home is just too hard for him, he loves his work and that makes him feel better, I don't know. But whatever the case may be, who are any of us to judge him?
God Bless him, I wish him well.

1508 days ago
72.

Evelyn C    

We all know he loves to perform he needs to take it easy.Bret don't over do itbut you should listen to your doctor.We love you Bret.

1508 days ago
73.

joe the hammer    

Any photos with out the rag on?

1508 days ago
74.

Liz     

Sabrina, do us all a favor. Log out of whatever never-had-a-date rocker fan club you are glued to right now and take a dozen chill pills, because people will dare to say whatever they like.



Fans. Lord.

1508 days ago
75.

Culby    

Homeboy needs to watch the news about Gary Coleman who died of a BRAIN HEMORRHAGE and go home and relax.

1508 days ago
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