April 28th, 2010
07:42 PM ET

Manager: Bret Michaels' tour could resume in late May

Bret Michaels' recovery from a brain hemorrhage suffered last week is going well enough that his concert tour could resume in a month, according to a statement on his website. The rock singer and reality TV star suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and was hospitalized Friday.

"Even though yesterday was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday," his road manager Janna Alias said in the statement.

Tuesday's statement from Elias disclosed Michaels suffered "a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia, a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures." Doctors still have not pinpointed the "exact cause of the rupture" in Michaels' brain, she said.

"He is responding well to tests and treatments," Elias said.

Michaels, 47, was the lead singer for the '80s glam-metal "hair band" Poison. He became a reality star by headlining the VH1 show "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels." He has also appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice."

"At this time we are planning to resume the tour May 26th in Ft. Smith, Arkansas provided there are no further complications or setbacks," Elias wrote.

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  1. May

    Why push it? Would it not be better to be safe than sorry?

    April 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joseph

    As a neurologist, "massive brain hemorrhage" and resuming a tour in May does not make any sense. Difficult to comment with such limited medical information. Most of my patients with massive intracranial hemorrhage and large subarachnoid hemorrhage have major cognitive problems. Regardless, it's great to see he will recover, but most make the mistake of underestimating the deficit.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay

    The man is still in the hospital. He needs time off.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Carol

    I hope Bret will listen to his Doctors about his recuperation time, and not his music buddies who want to get on the road again. He almost died, this is serious time, not bravo time. He has a daughter who would like to have her father well, that should be his first and only thought. When he's well all the way he can sing and yell his head off. Never heard of him until Celebrity Apprentice. Nice man.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lori

    You must be joking ! What is that all about !

    April 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dex

    Oh, please. That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. trent

    ah, let's see.

    1. emergent appendectomy 3 weeks ago
    2. brain hemmorhage 4 days ago...
    3. and a little diabetes to boot.

    yeah, i think Brett's ready to hit the trail next month.

    my god...greed and the almighty dollar in the part of this imbicile manager.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jzholloway

    Well, with a father who had a massive stroke... and a mother with cancer... a daughter with a hole in her heart... I hope he realizes how blessed he is... and how many are praying for him and hope he has a miracle and a true recovery... I hope God blesses him and heals him... I have alwasy loved his music, even when "bad"... great entertainer, great guy...

    April 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kittyboo

    I don't understand the rush? Even the average working stiff would be out of work more than 30 days after thing type of BRAIN injury. I think because he's EXPECTED to make a full recovery they are acting as though this was no big deal. It's a shame, because should something happen should he resume the tour, then and only then will all his advisers say He should have waited to go back on the road! DON'T DO IT BRET! Go home and kick your feet up!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mar

    Bret, take some time off and do not let anyone preassure you into touring. I cannot believe your manager is pushing for you to go on tour after what you have been thru. Let your body heal for at least 4 months or more. Be with your children God has given you another opportunity. God bless you and take care of yourself there is only one of you. Look at what happened to MJ because of the preassure of touring. Take it easy for a while. Everyone will still love to see you even if you take a few months off.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Susan

    And we wonder why stars die early deaths? For God's Sake, let the man rest.
    He isn't a robot!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michelle

    uh, no. sorry. that won't be happening. time to face reality. I'm really sorry this happened to him and his family. I am a long time fan of his music. His agent and tour promoters are going to eat some loss on the concert tour.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Debbie DeCeglie

    Brett's manager is sooo greedy for money. Don't give a damn about Brett's recovery!

    Brett, take care of yourself and think of your 2 little girls. They need their father alive, not drop dead on stage.

    Debbie DeCeglie

    April 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Christina

    i think that its good he wants to get back out there and start singing again, but really dont you think its a little to early. i mean he would just be getting out of the hospital and everything. he needs to be spending time with his girls. my God those girls have to be worried about there dad. i would if my dad just had something mager wrong with him and then turn around and go rite back out there and tour. i love you Bret Michaels your amazing, but i think you should really think this over!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bailoutsos

    The guy has suffered sever trauma and he is to go back on tour in a few weeks? I am just a knucklehead, but hey, take a few months off.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
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