As widely publicized in the media, rock musician Bret Michaels–who reinvented himself as a reality TV star on The Celebrity Apprentice and other unscripted shows–was rushed to the hospital last week with an excruciating headache. It turns out he apparently suffered a massive brain hemorrhage.

As Fox News reported on April 26:

In the case of Michaels, we still don’t know what exactly caused his brain injury, but we do know doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his brain stem when he was admitted to the hospital on Thursday. Further tests were planned for Monday to help pinpoint the exact source, according to the 47-year-old rocker’s Web site. For now, he remains in intensive care, where [neurosurgeon Nicholas) Bambakidis said he could stay for the next several weeks.

Michaels is no stranger to health issues. He is a Type-1 diabetic and also had an emergency appendectomy on April 12. Michaels fell off the stage while performing at the Tony Awards in June 2009, but there is no indication whether last week’s incident was related to what is sometimes called called “second-impact syndrome.”

According to, “About 35% of people die when they have a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to an aneurysm because it results in extensive brain damage. Another 15% die within a few weeks because of bleeding from a second rupture.”

Although he is still listed in critical condition, latest word is, however, that Michaels plans to resume touring in late May.

For everyday people in Virginia and in other states who are outside of the entertainment world, traumatic brain injuries usually result from auto crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, or any jolt or shock to the head, neck, or brain. Victims may require life-long care which often places a financial burden along with an emotional toll upon the injured party along with family and loved ones. The Virginia brain injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. have the experience needed, and the requisite contacts with the best doctors in the area, to ensure you and your loved ones have the best representation possible. Call Toll Free 877-544–5323 for a no-obligation consultation.


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