Bret Michaels doctor gave an update on the celebrities condition on Friday including both medical and personal information about Michaels and his fight to stay alive.
Dr. Zabramski, Chief of Cerebrovascular SurgeryÂ and Director of Clinical Neurosurgical Research at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Barrow is among the worldâ€™s leading neurological centers and is the home of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. The following is what he told the media and fans.
â€œThere is no doubt that Mr. Michaelsâ€™ condition is serious. We are treating the subarachnoid hemorrhage, which caused his severe cranial pain.â€ said Dr. Zabramski, who is heading Michaels medical team.Â â€œMr. Michaels will continue to undergo testing considering we have hit a few roadblocks including hyponatremia, severe cranial and back pain suffered from blood drainage, an emergency appendectomy performed a week earlier and a lifelong history of Type 1 Diabetes. However, â€œBretâ€™s sheer will to live and fully recover is undeniable.â€ He has an unbelievable fight in him and told me what kept him alive at the moment of the hemorrhage was that he â€˜did not want his family to wake up and see him lying unconscious in the middle of the floor.â€ It was a combination of Bretâ€™s fight to stay conscious during the hemorrhage and get to the emergency room, and the immediate medical attention provided by our staff at Barrow that enabled us to stabilize his condition.â€
The Poison front man was rushed to the hospitalÂ April 23,Â 2010Â with a severe headache and diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemmorage.
Continued good wishes for him and his family.