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. dawn

    Bret needs to take time off!! Not only do his fans love and respect him and would love to see him be around for a lot longer.... he has two little girls that love and need him! I think he has plenty of money to take time off. Yes, he's very commited to his music but, my god!!!! Don't push it!!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jack

    Uh.. Whoever is updating his website is probably smoking some really strong pot! Do they not know that the mortality rate for the type of hemorrhage is about 40-50 percent? Almost everyone who has this type of brain hemorrhage will have some kind of disability. There is no way he will be touring. At least not for 6 months to a year and only that is if he is very very lucky!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alyssa

    Bret just had an emergency appendectomy. Before he could fully complete rehab and get his Type 1 Diabetes blood glucose back in line he suffered what was called a "massive subarachnoid hemorrhage" which I believe is doctorspeak for a hell of a dangerous brainstem stroke that can easily be fatal in a big hurry. Whether caused by an aneurysm or otherwise, this places him in a very fragile state. Being diabetic, it will take him a little longer than the average person to heal. His greatest fortune was likely the fact that he was in great shape when it happened.

    He is an energetic man who loves to give his fans what they want.. but as a fan I would rather wait a year, give him some time to rest and recover.. get his health in order and help his daughter with her new diagnosis. Anyone in his camp should be insisting that he takes a little time off to thank his lucky stars to be alive and get strong. No one is going to think any less of him.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rose

    Bret, I've been to more of your concerts than I can count. If I had tickets to your concert now, I would totally understand that your health comes first. PLEASE think of yourself and your two precious daughters. Going back on tour is INSANE!!!! Your fans love you too much to have something happen to you when you've been so fortunate and lucky up to now. It's your decision to make. I have and will continue to pray for you. I hope the people around you are looking out for your best interest.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dear Leader

    Dear Leader Checking In

    April 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tom

    The poor man is in a coma and is making olans for a road tour, really smart manager

    April 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Zoppo

    No way. I've seen what a brain hemorrhage near the brain stem does to one other person, and it wasn't pretty. The guy is lucky to be alive and the battle isn't over. Things can get worse over the next 6 weeks, as I have seen before.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gina


    April 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ammie

    I have gone to the newsfeed site for bretmichaels.com,and saw no such statement,and this seems like an attempt to soothe fans that are worried,there is no way that is gonna happen,if he can't even speak properly without slurring his words how will he preform in less than a month,the answer is simple.he won't.I am a big fan and wish the best for his recovery,I just do not see that happening.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Frannie

    Dear Manager–You're fired!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. James Gaskins

    I can see clearly through this circus! With the worldwide attention the media has given Bret's medical condition, take a look at how many more hits to his website is getting, how many more albums he is selling, and you can imagine how many more tickets will sell to see him on tour. Only in America can bad news for celebs make them money. I can guarantee bret will risk his life for the paycheck as well!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Donna

    Are these people NUT'S or what??????.......... Money isnt everything in life it's your health first without that you have nothing in life "Brett dont do it "REST" for along time and take time to heal yourself first & when you feel 100% then work alittle if your up to it.If your manager really cares about you he would not make you tour what the hell is on his mind OMG LISTEN TO YOUR FANS PLEASE............

    April 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. johnny

    this whole episode sounds like a publiciyt stunt. is he really even in the hospital?

    April 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Marc L

    Oh my God, I am so happy to hear that a washed up 80's never was will be touring again. Will he be wearing his make up too?

    April 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Really!

    Who are the doctors, Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
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