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Bret Michaels has suffered a setback.

As the singer tries to recover from last week's brain hemorrhage, he received some bad news in the intensive care unit today: Bret was diagnosed with hyponatremia, a side effect that is caused by a sodium deficiency. It can lead to seizures.

"Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments," his rep said in a statement. "Even though today was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery."

The rock star is conscious and in critical but stable condition. His father spoke to him this week and said his son sounds "a little slow, but fine."

Meanwhile, Bret's Celebrity Appreciate cast mates have wished him well, and we encourage THG readers to do the same.

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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.

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According to a representative for Bret Michaels, the rocker "remains in ICU under 24 hour surveillance" and "further testing this week will help locate the source of the bleeding"

While not exactly encouraging news about the singer, who suffered a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage last week, this message on BretMichaels.com is at least based on fact and written by someone close to the situation.

Then there's the latest from Donald Trump. Like a Republican politican resorting to scare tactics for attention, the Celebrity Apprentice host tells TMZ that Michaels is in "big, big trouble and the prognosis is not great."

Trump doesn't back this statement up with any medical information, but does at least offer the following about Bret, who is competing on The Donald's reality show:

"He turns out to be an amazing competitor and ultimately that is the thing that could save his life."

We sure hope so.

Meanwhile, a new theory has surfaced about Bret's condition. Because such hemorrhages are typically related to blunt trauma, might this accident have caused the bleed? It certainly seems possible.

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Following a major brain hemorrhage on Thursday night, Bret Michaels remains in critical condition.

As the rocker receives treatment at an undisclosed hospital, his rep has released a statement thanking fans for their "support, thoughts & concern." But we aren't the only ones offering thoughts and prayers to Michaels.

Celebrity Apprentice boss Donald Trump said over the weekend: "He's a great competitor and champion and I hope he will be fine."

A couple of ex-lovers of Bret's have also chimed in. First, Jes Rickleff - who won the first season of VH1's Rock of Love - told E! News: "My thoughts and prayers are with Bret and his family at this time and I pray for a quick and safe recovery."

Former fiancee Susie Hatton, meanwhile, has spoken to Bret's father and says doctors are still running tests to determine what caused the hemorrhage.

"He's a fighter. He's strong and for the most part, healthy," Hatton said of the 47-year-old singer, who she dated from1988 to 1993. "I think they're anticipating a full recovery."

Let's hope so. Get better soon, Bret! There are busloads of women in the world that you haven't slept with yet!

** UPDATE: A new message on Michaels' website reads:

"At this point Bret remains in ICU in critical condition. He is under 24 hour doctors care and supervision. We are hopeful that further tests will locate the source of the bleeding, which has still not been located. As we all know Bret is a fighter and we are hopeful that once all is complete the slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness, etc., will be eliminated and all functions will return to normal."

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Any reality show that stars Bret Michaels is an exercise in ridiculousness and hilarity.

But the rocker's health is now a serious matter: After complaining of a headache last night, the singer was rushed to a hospital and diagnosed with a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem).

Michael is in critical condition.

"After several CAT scans, MRIs and an angiogram, [doctors] decided to keep Michaels in the ICU and are running several tests to determine the cause. [It] will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation," a source told People.

Michaels went through an emergency appendectomy in San Antonio on April 12. There's little medical reason why this development would be related to that procedure.

We wish Bret a speedy recovery.

** UPDATE: A statement on Bret's site reads: “There are several incorrect reports on Bret’s condition. Bret remains in critical condition at an undisclosed location. Further tests are being ran and information will be updated in the coming days.”

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When Bret Michaels hilariously knocked himself silly at the 2009 Tony Awards, he was embarrassed and angry.

Following his hospitalization for an appendectomy last week, however, the walking STD rocker is just grateful to be alive.

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"They told me that if I had gone onstage like I wanted to, [my appendix] likely would have ruptured and I could have died," the Celebrity Apprentice contestant wrote this weekend on his blog.

Michaels added that he has a "pretty good threshold for pain," but "getting your appendix out HURTS."

That seems obvious, but remember: this is the same person who didn't comprehend why his duet with Miley Cyrus was utterly inappropriate.

In the blog entry, Michaels thanks his fans for their cards, gifts and well wishes. He also answers the most important question of all:

"Yes, there are hot nurses taking care of me, in case you were curious."

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Bret Michaels is no strangers to doctors. Typically when he schedules an appointment to see them, however, it's due to a burning sensation when he urinates.

That wasn't the case on Sunday night, as the rocker couldn't make it through a concert in San Antonio. He was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains and underwent an emergency appendectomy.

Fortunately, all went smoothly. Bret "remains in the hospital, is doing well and beginning the recovery process," his rep says. He can resume inappropriate duets with 17-year olds some time in the near future.

While the former Poison frontman "has been known to perform under extreme conditions," his rep added, the insider also said his client will "have no choice but to reschedule some of his April tour dates."

Michaels is looking at bed rest over the next few days. But lying between the sheets, in an uncomfortable position, is nothing new for the singer. There's just a promiscuous, drunk female underneath him most times.

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Kellan Lutz of the Twilight Saga fame turns 25 today. Happy birthday, Kellan!

He may not get the attention of Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart, but the hunk who plays Emmett Cullen is due for a career year himself with five movies due out!

As well as the latest Twilight installment (check out the Eclipse trailer), he’s starring in the new Nightmare on Elm Street, as well as the detective drama Meskada.

You can also catch him in Warrior – with his Twilight co-star Ashley Greene - and in a new romantic comedy called Love, Wedding, Marriage with Mandy Moore.

Throw in some hot underwear ads and he's everywhere these days. Including out to dinner with none other than Ms. Greene over the weekend, lookin' sharp ...

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Kellan Lutz turns 25 today. Leave a comment with your birthday greetings!

In addition to the aforementioned hunk, numerous other celebrity birthdays take place on this 15th of March as well! Click to enlarge pics of the b-day boys and girls ...

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As Justin Gaston and Liam Hemsworth can attest to, Miley Cyrus has always been a hit with older men.

But the same can now be said for dirty older man, as both Bret Michaels and Donald Trump (who can be seen together on the latest edition of Celebrity Apprentice when it debuts on March 14) have nothing but positive things to say about the singer.

"[She's a] young pop superstar who actually has the talent," said Michaels, who has collaborated with Miley on a creepy duet. "When you're a star like that you've got to take the lumps that come with it and form nerves of steel. The girl can sit down and play the guitar, the piano and sing... I think she's going to break through. I see that realness in her as a musician."

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Hold on tightly, Liam Hemsworth. You aren't the only older guy pining over Miley Cyrus.

Added Trump:

"I don't know Miley but I think she's really got the It factor... She is fantastic. I watched her on one of the talk shows and, I mean, she is like a 30-year-old woman."

Would Trump consider Cyrus for a future installment of Celebrity Apprentice?

"I'd love to," he said. "Wouldn't that be nice?"

You tell us, readers: Would that be nice? Should reality TV be Miley's next destination?

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On Rock of Love, Bret Michaels had more sex with desperate groupies than Heidi Montag has had plastic surgery procedures.

As a result, it shouldn't be hard to grasp the controversy surrounding the rocker's duet with 17-year old Miley Cyrus, especially when the lyrics on "Nothing to Lose" include:

We both know better than this/Still we can't resist/Slowly get undressed/Won't you fall down on me/So close I can feel you breathe.

Still, when asked about the scandalous song, Michaels told Us Weekly "it's blown out of proportion." He elaborated, explaining how the duet came about:

"[Miley's] like, 'This is an incredible song, it's beautiful. Maybe I could [add] some stuff to it, some harmonies,'" Bret said. "She was excited that she didn't have to follow any rules."

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As for telling a girl that's not yet old enough to vote to "slowly get undressed?"

"I never sat down and said, 'Look at the content. Look at the lyrical content,'" Michaels said. "The part where it says she slowly gets undressed, Miley says, 'Yeah she does.' It has no reference to her and I. It's not even a duet."

In conclusion, the long-haired reality star makes no apologies:

"As God is my witness, there is nothing I have to be defensive about. I'm a good dad. I just thought it was a beautiful song."

It's not bad. We just hope Miley showered multiple times the day they recorded it together.

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