May 4th, 2010
03:32 PM ET

Bret Michaels leaves hospital

Brett Michaels suffered a massive brain hemorrhage 12 days ago.

Bret Michaels has been released from the Phoenix hospital where he has been treated since suffering a massive brain hemorrhage 12 days ago, his doctor said.

Doctors "are feeling pretty confident" that Michaels will not suffer another hemorrhage and will fully recover, Dr. Joseph Zabramski said.

The rock singer and reality TV star faces four to six weeks of rest before he can resume a normal schedule, the doctor said.

His road manager announced last week that Michaels might be able to resume his concert tour on May 26, but his doctor said he asked Michaels to take it easy.

"I made him promise he wouldn't make any promises," Zabramski said.

Michaels was rushed to Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix after he suffered a severe headache at his home on April 22.

"Mr. Michaels was indeed a lucky person, a very lucky person," Zabramski said, noting that 15 to 20 percent of those who suffer such ruptures don't live beyond the initial attack.

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  1. Tammy

    Well that's great to here. Best wishes to him and his girls. Take it easy at home Brett from Tammy from Alberta Canada

    May 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Elaine Matthews

    I'm so happy for him! Bret Michaels is a nice person I FORTUNATELLY had the chance to meet in SP/Brazil some years ago at Hollywood Rock Festival...I hope he gets well soon and come bk for his fans.
    "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" ..I love that song....
    YOU, Bret, with our prayers and support, are strong than anything else...Luv and Peace!! Get well soon...Luv ya so...kisses;)

    May 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Angel

    What a blessing! I'm so happy for Bret and his kids! My continue prayers are with you and your family!

    May 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Hmmm, I find it hard to believe he has been released. But if he has, take it easy Bret. Your health comes first!

    May 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Carol

    That is wonderful news. I'm so happy to hear that he is out of there... I got the chance to meet Bret last year and he is truly an all around nice guy. All those prayers out there for him and his girls really did the trick... Stay strong Bret! Can't wait to see you touring again real soon!! –Carol, Brooklyn, Ohio

    May 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Becca Fran

    Most excellent news! Hope that he will rest and take it easy and give his body the time it needs to recover. You are still very much in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you and your family, Bret. All my Best, As Always, Becca 🙂

    May 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NotMe

    I doubt that Bret will see our messages, but just in case–get well and take it easy. Your true fans can patiently wait for you.

    May 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Elaine Matthews

    Hey, Bret! Take it easy! Get full recover b4 resumin' your concert tour on May 26....Your health comes first...luv & Peace...kisses 😉

    May 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rodfromnc

    He is a nice guy and I wish him well.

    May 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Manny

    Give me something to believe in.

    May 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kathleen

    "Take it easy, Bret."
    Treasure life.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. michael j moran

    Bret great news we met at the stone pony in asbury park nj I wish you the best my prays are with you.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Corinne

    Wow Bret,
    You owe God Huge.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |