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. sian rose

    Are these people nuts???

    April 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mike Hunt

    If Bret can't tour there are alot of people that won't be getting any backstage groupie pune tang! Get up and get back on that tour bus! For God Sake man!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ricky

    I honestly believe this is nothing more than a stunt that Bret might not even be capable of knowing about pulled by his management team to keep the sponsors calm.
    If true, this is such a low way of conducting business, money ahead of caring & humanity.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Larry

    I think they got the Month right but are off on the year. I bet he is not back for a year if he ever is back. Just wishfull thinking on the road manager part. He will have a long road to recovery.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lisa

    It all boils down to his mgmt and record company wanting him to bring in the $$$$. I hope Bret will have enough sense to say no if he is not feeling up to it. That is just crazy!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pedro

    The guy sings for Poison. I'm pretty confident that whatever part of his brain is messed up he doesn't really need.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bobbi in Ohio

    Oh yeah, righ! , that very statement tells me that it was a really bad publicity stunt OR the idiotic twat manager is F*Cked in the head!!! No one bounces back from this- that quickly–if ever. come on idiot show biz managers. I think is some kind of after effect with that hit to his head last summer.

    Really the man's body is telling him to slow down!!! Being a Type 1 -he shouldn't even be drinking....End of lecture with that said, been a fan of his for 20+ years and and praying for his full steady recovery!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. guest

    Wow, this is one of the ONLY place where I have seen so many posts in AGREEMENT! This is nuts to think he can just bounce right back and tour after extreme trauma and stress and injury to his body?? Who are these people who can put money and rockpolitics before a man's life? Celebs are all about money anyway, a commodity. Well, as a former lighting tech for many rock bands (some very famous), I have experienced the very selfish, self serving world of rockdom and what the business is all about. Yes, let him rest and heal, then he will give his usual 200% for the fans who will greet him and welcome him back. I would hate to be at the first concert or any, on this "pushed" tour and see him collapse. So sad, and too bad his road manager (who seems to NOT be a friend) cannot grasp the horrid, agonizing consequences of this scenario, let alone the fans who will go and leave feeling guilty they allowed it, if it were to be a bad scene. I send him light and energy to heal. I care, and we all care here.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Axel Rose

    If you can't make the tour Bret, let me know, i'll fill in for you, my career is pretty much in the toilet anyway.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip Unger

    Don't need nothng........but a good time!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Art Gregoire

    Great News ! Keep up the good fight Bret. May be a little premature thinking about the tour. Miracles do happen. Rock On!!

    April 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Linda

    Great to hear Bret is doing well. But seriously, returning to the road in a few weeks. Let the guy take it easy for a few months after such a major injury so his daughters will get to have him around for many more years.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Old Buzzard


    You watch people. This booking a concert is only to get the money coming in. At the last minute, there will be an anouncment that he's not doing well and can't make the concert and a "stand in" will be there for him. They will have your money and probably give you a refund if you demand it but alot of people will still want to party and the concert will go on and all that money will roll on in. You watch.

    We just lost one great guy under similar circumstances that went back to work waaaay too early. He too should have stayed home with his kids and his birdhouses. RIP Captain Harris!!

    April 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. amy

    Bret...take your time and get 100% better! Your fans would rather see you ALIVE, and not rush back to the tour. I'm glad you are getting better and recovering is going well, but slow down! If anything, think of your kids...they want their father around a long time! Xo,

    April 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. deb c

    After working with people who had brain injuries, I can tell you the only way he'd be able to tour is if he's trying to kill himself. This is a situation which requires the body to heal itself along with monitoring and therapy from professionals. I hope he will not try to tour and instead work to gain back any cognitive and/or physical problems he's experiencing after the incident.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
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