After being hospitalized on Thursday for what has been called a "warning stroke" just weeks after suffering a serious brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels' rep says that there's still a chance that the Poison frontman may appear on the live finale of the "Celebrity Apprentice" on Sunday.
"As far as I know, Bret will be there unless his doctors tell him otherwise," his rep told People. Michaels is scheduled to appear in the final boardroom evaluation against fellow finalist Holly Robinson Peete. "We're cautiously optimistic that he will attend the finale. But ultimately, it's up to his doctors."
Since his hospitalization on Thursday, his rep told The Associated Press that Michaels has been moved to an outpatient care facility; no further details were released. After suffering from a brain hemorrhage last month, Michaels reportedly complaining of numbness on the left side of his body in his face and hands yesterday, doctors described the symptoms as a Transient Ischemic Attack, or warning stroke.
While performing MRI and CT scans, doctors conducted ultrasound tests looking for blood clots — specifically an Ultrasound Bubble Test of his heart — which proved positive for a Patent Forum Ovale, or a hole in his heart. Both conditions are treatable and it's believed they are not connected to the hemorrhage.
Michaels' rep, Janna Elias, added the following statement on Bret's behalf: "Bret wants everyone to know he cannot thank you enough for all of the well-wishes, prayers and good vibes you have sent his way. Even though these last few months have been tough on him and his family, especially this most recent setback, he is in good spirits, great medical hands and is positive and hopeful that everything is going to be OK. He is up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive, but he has made it clear he is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again."