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Bret Michaels Suffers A Setback

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Such sad news.

Bret Michaels has apparently suffered an unfortunate setback. He was diagnosed with a side effect that leads to seizures (hyponatremia, which is a lack of sodium in the body that leads to seizures).

His rep confirms:

"Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments.

Even though today was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery."

Despite all that, doctors are "hopeful that Bret will gradually improve as the blood surrounding the brain dissolves and is reabsorbed into his system, which can be a very painful recovery and take several weeks to months."

Hope he makes it out OK!

[Image via WENN.]

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32 comments to “Bret Michaels Suffers A Setback”

  1. 1

    get better(L)

  2. 2

    that really is sad. i hope he recovers. :(

  3. 3

    Maybe he'll chill the fuck out now with the drinking and the reality shows and the partying with dumb broads and stay home with his kids.

  4. 4

    Get well soon Bret! xoxoxoxo

  5. 5

    Thoughta are with Bret and his girls and family.

  6. 6

    Our Prayers are with you Baby… Get Better Fast! We miss you…

  7. 7

    Hyponatremia can be dangerous if left untreated. What they don't say is that Bret's blood sugar is likely elevated due to the stress of the bleed, being in the ICU, and steroids that are frequently used when there is swelling in the brain. The higher the glucose, the lower the sodium. There is actually a formula to correct for this. I HIGHLY doubt his publicists understand the intricacies of critical care medicine, and even if they did, they would probably NOT make it part of the release.

    Ultimately, it doesn't matter as long as he gets better…. Our thoughts are with you Bret!

  8. 8

    i wont lie
    i dont give a fuck anymore after he did the dumb shots on vh1

  9. 9

    Ill say one thing about Mario. He can copy n paste with the best of them.

  10. 10

    come on brett! this is too saddening! even though the way he acted on the show, you could tell he was a good guy at heart! he had thos moemtns where his heart showed through, hope he pulls trough, his poor kids!

  11. 11

    sad news,I hope he pulls through

  12. 12

    Bet Michales, I don't like you, but get better soon!! I'm pullin' for ya!

  13. 13

    GAWD ALL MIGHTY ALL READY!!! He is not on his death bed can we move on.. they make sure the bleed is fine.. then they up his sodium levels.. geez we act like he has had a miscarriage already!! No MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 14

    I love this man..he looks nice… I do him… ;)

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  16. 16

    Get better soon

  17. 17

    Re: VAMPIRE PIMP – LOL too funny! On another note love and prayers to Bret and family xx

  18. 18

    I don't like Bret much either, but I realize he's an entertainer and has a persona he uses int eh public eye for press and money. You know, liek all famous people do?

    get well Bret. Looking forward to more Rock of Love trainwrecks. Wonder whn Daisy will comment on it. I mean she commented about Corey Haim.

  19. pj88 says – reply to this


    Wonder if this had anything to do with getting hit on the head/nose on the Tony awards a couple of years ago. Poor guy.. never like him until Celebrity Apprenctice and I now I think he's a really nice guy. Positive thoughts his way….

  20. 20

    Perez, does this poor guy really have decent doctors or hospital care? My granny and two of my cousins had bleedouts like this. It's very unusual for them to not find the source of the bleeding by now, and stop it, and take pressure off his brain. Now you say his sodium is low? That's basic! That's incompetence. Sodium is an "electrolyte." Potassium and sodium are stuff your body makes and it regulates your heart. That's why athletes drink Gatorade! In a hospital, they have you on an IV right away, and monitor that the minute they admit you. Who is checking on him! That's disgraceful.

  21. 21

    That's really a shame but I have no sympathy for him. All the guys that did those dumb I wanna find love reality shows turned out to be just doing it for the
    money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What goes around, comes around.

  22. WoMC says – reply to this


    I do hope he gets better and I also hope that this is his wake up call to take care of himself. As much as he wanted everyone to know that he was a diabetic, he did a piss poor job of taking care of it. My grandmother was one that didn't manage her's all that well and when she had other medical issues, the minor would make things major.

  23. 23

    He is at Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. So he does have the best doctors in the country looking after him.

  24. 24

    Best thoughts and wishes to Bret.

  25. 25

    I hope he loses

  26. kdh22 says – reply to this


    hyponatremia? Seriously, this is news? I agree with the previous post. The guy has an iv, his sodium is low so they increase the rate. It's not rocket science. He'll survive.

  27. kdh22 says – reply to this


    Oh, and by the way, just because he is hyponatremic it doesn't mean he wasn't checked on. His levels will change despite good monitoring, it can change within hours.

  28. 28

    All you haters on here should be ashamed of yourselves. This man is an entertainer, his show was entertainment a reality show…probably all staged. None of you, including myself know this man. What I do know is he is a father and that his children deserve to have their father, he is a son, and his parents deserve to have their son, and he is a musician and his fans deserve to have his music. ~Stay positive Bret, this is where your strength lies~

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    Re: JON 86 – oh Jon you accidentally replied to the wrong person, you meant "The Owl" anyways, there I helped point that out … anyways Hope he gets better, his daughters and his fans love him. I remember Rock of Love, weird and weird lol … but after Apprentice, I feel so bad for him, he's super stressed with all these problems, and having to worry about his daughter getting diabetes (from inheritance!) … made me cry when he quoted his daughter "do I have to get all those scary shots like you daddy?" man at least he is funding for a Diabetes charity … just like Nick Jonas … so stop your hating and start helping!!! start donating to charities, or do volunteer work, don't know what to do with your life?? - try a health profession, pharmacists, doctors, nurse, PA's … w/e anyway, I digress, get better Bret!!!

  31. 31

    so this is all b/c he didn't get enough sodium?
    i'm confused

  32. 32

    Re: JON 86 – Jon, get back to class, your teacher is trying to potty train you.