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. Anna B

    As a nurse, I do not believe that Bret will be touring in May. According to the reports, Bret is in critical condition; therefore, I feel he probably has some cognitive deficits at this time that will probably not improve overnight.

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

    Bret, take a break and allow yourself time to heal. Don't push it too much!

    By the way, I'm very embarrassed for the writer of this article and for CNN. First of all, there are two conflicting dates (May 21st and May 26th). Secondly, the manager's last name is spelled two different ways (Alias is one sentence and Elias in the very next sentence). I would think that CNN woud be a little more careful about editing their stories, even if they are in the "This Just In" section.

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

    A road manager is not the manager. Surely Bret Michaels has at least a manager, if not a management company (I assume the latter).

    It is these individuals (not the road manager, who is in charge of the talent and the crew whilst on the road) who, in their greed and stupidity, may risk Bret's life even further. Out of respect to his two daughters - and in gratitude for what fortune Bret may have already afforded his management team - it would be wisest to speak at great length with the neurospecialists to learn more about a decent recovery and rehabilitation period.

    Bret's recovery, and life, should be the number one priority. I do wish him well, especially for the sake of his little girls.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tony Iommi

    Bret Michaels can suck it! Poison can suck it too! Sabbath rules!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tracey

    Fans do not want to see you push your health for their benefit, stay close to doctors for a month than decide when you will resume touring. Best wishes

    April 28, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. midwestmatt

    Hey Mr. Manager, Shut up.

    To make this claim is ridiculous and premature. At best.

    There's no bouncing back from this kind of medical event.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anne

    As a long-time fan, this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. If I had tickets for the show, I wouldn't go.....life is too precious and no amount of money, fame, greed or ambition should come before it. While Bret may have passion and a true love of performing, his health, family and a full recovery should be most important.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JenniferLynne

    Dear Bret,

    Fire your greedy manager. Immediatley!

    Thank You,


    April 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. po1706

    It's not just Bret. If he doesn't work–none of his crew gets paid....none of the roadies, sidemen, technicians, sound guys, light guys, the band, back office, people who work the stadiums, etc..... Puts a lot of pressure on the frontman to show up and do the deal. I hope they'll let him rest or they'll be outta work permanently.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jason from Hollywood

    I don't know why they're waiting 3 whole weeks to get back on the tour, I mean everything seems fine. They should probably book a show for this weekend and see how he does...

    April 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. guest

    This must be a PR speak to kee fans calm. He is not out of the woods yet and touring simply won't happen......period. Get well Bret, reverse the dangerous trends that contributed to how you got this hemorrhage. Slow down, get well. Treasure life.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Elle

    Joseph- Thank you for your email! I wonder what his manager is thinking to make a statement like this one.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. KatieC

    Can we say Money Grubbing???? The poor man almost died, and they can't wait to pawn his poor body back out?


    April 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bretts Concience

    Don't listen to these people. Remember you only live once and if you can bounce back so quicly from something like this, then god blessed you! Besides theres alot of hot ass still out there that is ready and willing to bang your wig off! Have at it man, you've lived 6 lives to my 1, might as well die doing what you love! Don't go down laying down! PEACE, praying for you dude!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dextrose

    Let Him decide; not all you whats best. Its his life not yours.
    Wait until Health Reform gets ahold of you, you think twice and
    recovery will be less fur all.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
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