According to Bret Michaels' father, his son remains in critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage last week.
But Wally Sychak spoke to the singer today and says Bret was "talking to me, giving me information."
On the phone, Michaels "sounded a little slow, but fine," Sychak told Extra. "He was talking, not as cheerful as he usually is. But I guess he is under sedation. But he understood what he was saying and knew me. Everything seemed good that way."
That's great news.
Meanwhile, Bret's Celebrity Apprentice cast mates are offering up their best wishes to the reality star. To wit:
Cyndi Lauper: "He is a strong-willed person so I am feeling very positive that he will pull through like a champion. My thoughts are with his family
Maria Kanellis: All you can do is hope and pray for him and his family. He's a strong man so I hope he recovers very quickly."
Curtis Stone: "He's a nice man and I've got great wishes for him."
Sharon Osbourne: "It's devastating, and it makes you feel all these different feelings. Your heart goes out to his family, your heart goes out to him. He's the nicest guy in the world."
** UPDATE: Michaels has suffered a setback.
According this reps, test results show the ailing sinter is experiencing hyponatremia, a side effect from the subarachnoid hemorrhage. This is the result of low sodium levels and is a condition that can often lead to seizures.