Just Heard That Bret Michaels Has Suffered A Brain Hemorrhage :-(

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
April 23, 2010 7:06pm CST
I am from the UK so I don't know much about what Bret Michaels has been up to in the US lately but I believe he's been a judge on a reality TV show? Anyhow, I remember him from the band Poison, of course and have a couple of their early albums...and very good they are too. I really hope and pray he pulls through from this as he has just had an appendectomy only a few days previous to this. I don't know what else to say, he's only 3 years older than me.
2 people like this
11 responses
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Apr 10
Hi Jane, I just read about the news this morning and i feel sorry about it. i hope he will make it and pass this trials in life as it relates to his health. i need to check the youtube about his songs.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
Believe me, you will be impressed as Poison were such a fun band. Thanks for responding about this, it's much appreciated my friend.
1 person likes this
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Apr 10
hi jane, i just viewed their music videos and i found it noisy. i apologize for this. i am not so fond of rock. but they are great. i am still praying for his speedy recovery. hows the weekend.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
26 Apr 10
I'm sorry about that Winky. After I told you about them I realised that rock isn't your music, I do apologise. I'm a bit of a Rock Chick, especially during the 1980s. Just like bopping around and having a good time. Sometimes I miss it but we all have to move on don't we my friend. I was just so shocked to learn how ill Bret Michaels was (and still is) unfortunately. Thanks for your prayers, it's much appreciated. My weekend was fine thank you. Didn't do much but at least it's warming up at last!
1 person likes this
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
24 Apr 10
That is a shame. I was never a big Poison fan but all the girls at the time used go crazy over them, especially Michael. Last thing I heard about him he was doing a reality type show looking for love, I never watched it but Misses Zone used to watch it when it was on MTV. I hope he pulls through
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
So do I. Oh I used to love the Poison videos on the telly...very good indeed! Men could wear virtually what they wanted then...is the Glam Rock scene still around..I mean, new bands as such? I do hope so.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
24 Apr 10
That's is a good question. I have not seen any real glam bands these days anymore. I think the Emo scene is still ruling the roost. The ones that are still around have defiantly left the glam image behind them. I know in my day I used to dress a bit glam the odd time when we were going out cause it used to attract the girls Maybe there will be a glam revival one day Rock seems to come and go in waves with its popularity.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
26 Apr 10
Your last comment reminded me of a couple of guys I knew. I went out with one of them and I always remember his tight jeans and very unusual, white leather jacket. Very nice! His mate Simon (Sy) wore allsorts on his legs and no-one batted an eyelid in those days. We could all wear what we liked. No doubt poor Sy would get beaten up now for looking "different." How I miss those times which is why the story about Bret Michaels brought it all back, as he represents that era. I just didn't realise at the time how lucky I was. Do you know what I mean? Everyone went out and had fun, usually revolving around the music scene at a club we all went to. The nightclub also played rock music and - even now, it still exists and is STILL a dump. But we didn't care. What will happen to the place when Blackpool decides it's to spend some money in the area, I do not know as there is a new generation going in there now.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
24 Apr 10
Yes I heard about this today on aol. It is quite disturbing and I'm hoping he will be ok. He has been on Celebrite Apprentice the show with Donald Trump. He is so young to be so sick being only 47. However, he is a diabetic and has confessed to not taking care of himself. Diabeties is a horrible disease and once you have it you really need to learn a new way of living. There is no drinking and eating everything and anything. I just hope he will pull through this.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
I take it Bret had the more severe form of diabetes? Does he need insulin every day? Even really fit people can get it as I remember vividly our famous rower Steve Redgrave finding out he had it a few years ago. He was mortified at the time and needs insulin injections. There are two types of it over here but I confess to not knowing much about it. At least Bret has been raising awareness of it lately so for him to have a recent appendectomy plus this latest setback must be awful. I hope he pulls through too.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
24 Apr 10
I'm thinking he did hava a more serious case when it comes to the diabeties for him to end up this sick. Tthe article did not state that though.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
Oh I see, thanks for that update.
@kedralynn (992)
• United States
24 Apr 10
He's had a lot of bad luck lately... I believe he's also been a long time suffer of diabetes. He may only be 3 years older than you but in all fairness he partied like a rock star for a long time and that might not have helped his health later on... I wish him the best! I was a big Poison fan back in the day myself.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
Physically, he actually looks Ok doesn't he? Still got the sparkle in his eyes. I wish him well. Great band, Poison. So much glamour...took it all for granted then!
• United States
24 Apr 10
I have to agree with kedralynn here. Even though he's near your age, there's no comparison unless you're living the proverbial "rock star" life. lol I know a lot of people suffering diabetes, and all of them have been told not to drink and not to live a hectic lifestyle. Michaels' life has been wild. He was doing the Rock of Love on VH1 a few years ago, and it was a multi-month nonstop party each season (3 in total I think). Even though he "looks" okay on the outside, that lifestyle is probably just catching up with him. Even still, I was a Poison fan when I was a kid and wish him the best! Unskinny bop bop bop bop
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
24 Apr 10
Breat Michaels had a couple season on "Rock of Love"- a dating show where he was the bachelor, and he was on The Celebrity Apprentice which is airing now ( in the US). I was reaaly shocked to hear this news; I hope he comes out ok.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
Yes, I do believe he has been rather active on the television lately. I live in the UK so have learned about it via websites. Such a shame he's now so ill.
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
24 Apr 10
Wow that is bad news. I am a fan of Bret Michaels. I'm sorry to hear that he is suffering right now and I hope he makes it through as well. My dad passed away from a massive brain hemorrhage back in 1996 but didn't make it. I'm sure if he did he wouldn't live the life he would have wanted to. I also take care of people with brain dammage and mental health issues who are elderly.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
Life can be so cruel at times my friend. At least he is being treated. There was a case here in England where a young girl kept being told she "had a migraine" but she was so convinced it was something else (and her parents too) that she sought a second opinion at the hospital. It turns out she had 3 tumours in her brain which would explain her not wanting to eat anything and feeling sick, amongst other things. Not surprisingly, she was operated on immediately. She is alive and in recovery now but I dread to think what the consequences would be if the tumours had gone untreated. Migraine indeed!
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
24 Apr 10
Wow. I did not hear this. Now I will have to go and look for the article. I watched Rock of Love a few times. Seemed like a cool guy.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
Despite the illnesses he has suffered he's still got those lovely, twinkly blue eyes. I think the eyeliner is a mistake at his age though lol. Bless 'im, I hope he's ok.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
24 Apr 10
Well, I have not heard about this one but he has been doing a lot lately. Was on Celebrity Apprentice etc. lately, and is Diabetic and trying to do a lot lately for Juvenile diabetes as well. This is a horrible thing for him to have to endure and my thoughts and Prayers are with him and his family for a quick recovery in this.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
I haven't read the full report about his work for diabetes but I was aware of the headlines relating to it. I believe he has had diabetes all his life hasn't he? Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers for him, it's much appreciated my friend.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
24 Apr 10
Wow! I was never a big Poison fan but my sister was and has their box set on CD. She still has a Poison T-shirt and has kept up with what he has been doing all these years. I am sure that she will be aware of this already. I myself liked a few of their songs. I have no idea what he has been doing all these years though. I do hope he recovers though.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
It just goes to show that things like this are indiscrimminate, do you know what I mean? Not that I wish such grief on anyone, never mind someone famous. I hope he recovers too.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
24 Apr 10
My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. I hope he pulls through it all with very little damage. Those things can really bring you down fast.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
To be honest, I'm amazed they managed to get him to hospital as soon as they did...makes me wonder if he lived nearby. These things happen quickly like you say.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
24 Apr 10
I heard they are doing more tests. That was the last update. I am keeping fingers crossed. Just goes to show, anything can happen to anyone, any time. It is a shame.