Bret Michaels Admitted to the Hospital with "Warning Stroke"

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Sadly, more jokes about Bret Michaels' affection for adult entertainment will need to wait a few days.

The singer was rushed to the hospital yesterday after suffering a setback doctors have described as a "warning stroke." On his official website, a statement reads Bret was "suffering numbness on the left side of his body, predominately his face and hands."

While conducting an MRI and a CT scan, doctors also discovered a hole in the singer's heart.

Neurosurgeon Joseph Zabramski says this news is "devastating to Bret and his family" and added:

"The good news is that it is operable and treatable and we think we may have diagnosed the problem... it is great that he quickly reacted to the severe numbness and got to the hospital immediately.

"I realize Bret wants to make a full recovery so that he can be active with his family, attempt to attend the finale of Celebrity Apprentice and especially get back on the road to continue making music. Without a doubt he is very determined to get healthy and make a 100 percent recovery.

"Medically speaking it is a fantastic attitude both mentally and physically for him to have. However, Bret's brain and body are not quite 100 percent yet, especially with the hole found in his heart."

A rep for Michaels sent out gratitude from her client to his fans, while saying Bret is "up, walking, talking" and "very happy to be alive."

We'd like him to remain that way, so let's all encourage Bret to take it easy. There's no rush to get back on tour. We'll line up for tickets in two weeks or two years, man. Just get better.

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Congrats Brett for winning The Apprentice...so glad it wasn't that want to be everything, control freak Holly Robinson...

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Bret: Enough with the touring. Take two years off and heal.

Bret Michaels Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Butler, Pennsylvania
Full Name
Bret Michael Sychak
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