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Ummm…has Bret been shot before or is he just assuming! I know he was in a bad car crash years ago! Wow…Bret has been through a lot I hope now that he is going home he take it easy…no concertsÂ forÂ a while! I am hopeful that he will make an excellent recovery!
According to USA Today,
Poison frontman Bret Michaels thought a burglar shot him in the back of the head when he suffered a brain hemorrhage last month that left him in intensive care for nearly two weeks.
The outspoken 47-year-old contestant on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice told People magazine that the subarachnoid hemorrhage “sounded like a handgun, like it literally popped.”
“It made my mind go almost blank,” he said. “My neck tensed up. I couldn’t move my head at all.”
Michaels said after he experienced the sensation, he began pacing his living room then asked his girlfriend, Kristi Gibson, to take him to the emergency room.
“I knew I was slurring my words, and I was like ‘OK, this isn’t a headache. There’s something really bad happening,'” he said.
Michaels recalled asking an emergency room doctor if he was going to die, and if he had a chance to survive, he didn’t want his two daughters, 9-year-old Raine Elizabeth and 5-year-old Jorja Bleu, “to see me in this condition.”
He was admitted into a hospital April 22 and was later diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain.
Dr. Joseph Zabramski said at a Tuesday news conference that Michaels was expected to make a full recovery.
Michaels will receive therapy and will probably continue to suffer from severe pain for another seven to 10 days as blood pooled under his brain dissolves, said Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
“I’m a believer it’s a combination of will and good faith,” Michaels said. “Will and good medical attention and faith. It just wasn’t my time yet. I really believe that. If I had stayed on the couch for another hour, that probably would’ve done me in. In a weird way, God intervened: The appendicitis forced me to come home for a couple of days.”