With fans from all over the world watching every update closely, it was revealed Tuesday (April 27) that Bret Michaels has been diagnosed with a condition that could lead to severe seizures.
"Test results indicate a setback in Bret Michaels condition, a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures," the statement reads. " ... Due to the severity of his condition, Bret Michaels continues to remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit at an undisclosed hospital."
A lifelong Type 1 diabetic, Michaels has been found to suffer from hyponatremia. Caused by a lack of sodium in the body, it can lead to seizures; reps for Michaels wouldn't confirm whether he had actually suffered seizures recently or in the past.
Michaels, who is 47 years old, suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage stroke last week. The stroke causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain and could have proven fatal. Reps for the rocker say that the unnamed hospital where he is staying plan additional tests to determine the cause of the rupture.
The statement from his website also says: "Michaels has undergone a continuous series of tests while in the ICU including angiograms, CT scans, MRIs and transcranial dopplers (TCD's). Doctors state Michaels is very lucky as his condition could have been fatal. ... Doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery and plan to release more specific information next Monday."
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