Michaels Released From Hospital

Bret Michaels has been released from the Phoenix-area hospital where doctors were treating the Poison frontman for a brain hemorrhage and is expected to make a full recovery.

Speaking during a press conference, Michael’s attending physician, Dr. Joseph Zabramski of the Barrow Neurological Institute, said the rock/reality TV star is on track to making a full recovery and will continue to receive therapy. Zabramski said he recommended Michaels wait at least four to six weeks before resuming normal activity.

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Michaels was rushed to a hospital the evening of April 22 after complaining of a severe headache. Doctors diagnosed the singer as suffering from a brain hemorrhage.

But the hemorrhage wasn’t Michael’s only medical problem during April. Less than two weeks before, Michaels was rushed to a San Antonio hospital where doctors performed an emergency appendectomy. Guess you could say Michaels, who is a type 1 diabetic, has had his fill of hospitals for a while.

During today’s press conference, Zambraski called Michaels “a very lucky person,” according to E! Online.

“At this point, I want to tell you that he has been discharged,” Zambraski said. “I can’t tell you where, I can’t tell you when, federal privacy laws prevent me from saying that.

“But he has been recently discharged and he continues to receive therapies. And we continue to monitor his laboratories daily, and we’re adjusting his medications, and he is making a good recovery. I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100 percent recovery. He’s just one of those lucky people.”

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Discusses singer Bret Michaels’ recent brain hemorrhage at a news conference Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.

Zambraski said doctors might not discover what caused the hemorrhage.

“At this point we’re feeling pretty confident that he does not have an aneurysm or problems with his blood vessels that would make a recurring hemorrhage,” the doctor said.

“This is one of those rare instances where we’re pleased that we can’t find the cause of the bleed. Ninety five percent of patients with this type of hemorrhage go on to make a complete recovery and they have no higher risk than anyone in this room to have a repeat.”

Click here for the E! Online report.