Bret Michaels' Brain Hemorrhage NOT Caused By His Injury At The 2009 Tony Awards, Neurologist Tells Us!

Sun, April 25, 2010 4:45pm EDT by 6 Comments

Watch the video above to refresh your memory. A set piece landed on his head!

As you all know, Bret Michaels was hospitalized Apr. 22 for a brain hemorrhage, and “remains in ICU in critical condition,” according to the latest update from his rep. Doctors have yet to diagnose the exact cause of the hemorrhage, but it is reportedly believed to be a complication related to Bret’s type 1 diabetes. But we wondered if it was possible that the hemorrhage could also have something to do with the intense injuries Bret suffered at the Tony Awards on June 7, 2009. In case you forgot, a huge set piece was lowered onto Bret’s head, which sent him to the hospital with a fractured nose. He needed three stitches in his lip, and was altogether “pretty bruised up,” his rep said at the time.

I checked with top NYC neurologist Dr. Dexter Sun about whether Bret’s brain hemorrhage could have been caused by the falling piece of scenery that hit him at the Tony Awards in June 2009. Dr. Sun said it would be extremely unlikely for an injury that long ago to result in bleeding now. However, if Brett’s doctors can’t locate the source of the bleeding — which it appears they can’t — then his condition does remain very critical.

“There is a chance of re-bleeding and if he bleeds again there are three serious complications that his doctors will need to watch for,” explains Dr. Sun. “Bleeding will increase pressure in his brain, which can result in a blood vessel spasm, which can cause a stroke. It can also block the drainage of spinal fluid and this buildup of fluid can cause a condition called hydrocephalus.” (Definition: the excessive accumulation of CSF results in an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain called ventricles. This widening creates potentially harmful pressure on the tissues of the brain.)

The final condition is brain herniation in which pressure in the brain pushes down on the spinal cord which houses the breathing reflex, and which can cause a coma.

The fact that Brett remains talkative, according to his father, remains a very hopeful sign.

Send all your best wishes to Brett!

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bahappy12

Posted at 9:00 AM on April 27, 2010  

Strange, but I never thought Bret Michaels was all that talented. Good lookong, yes. But beyond that just another guy. It’s always sad when someone fairly young (he’s only a year older than me) goes downhill that fast. Kind of scary. May God bless him and watch over him in his time of need. May angels surround him and help heal his injuries. May he make a full and fast recovery.

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anonymous

Posted at 12:49 PM on April 26, 2010  

THE VERY BIGGEST PROBLEM HERE IS THAT BONNIE FULLER PUTS THIS DR SUN’S OPINION DOWN HERE LIKE IT IS THE TRUTH. IT IS VERY FAR FROM THE TRUTH.

WHEN THEY FIND OUT IT IS FROM FALLING BACK AFTER THE PROP HIT HIM, AT THE TONY’S , THIS ARTICLE DOESNT HELP THE LAWSUIT THAT WILL ENSUE. DR SUN SHOULDNT SAY THINGS LIKE THIS. THAT IS WRONG.

THE EDITOR IN CHIEF, BONNIE FULLER SHOULD NOT PRINT THIS STATING IT IS FACT, LIKE SHE DOES. SHE SHOULDNT BE EDITOR IN CHIEF, IF SHE DOES THINGS LIKE THIS. NO OTHER EDITOR IN CHIEF WOULD DO THIS.

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anonymous

Posted at 12:46 PM on April 26, 2010  

FIRST OF ALL, HIS FATHER IS WAY OFF, WE HEARD HIS HEADACHES REMAIN AS BAD AS ORIGINALLY, SO HE IS HEAVILY SEDATED, AND WITH HIS SLURRED SPEECH, DOUBLE VISION, AND DIZZINESS, IMAGINE BRET, TALKING, AND HIGH SPIRITED, WITH THIS LEVEL OF SEDATION…WHAT IS HIS FATHER SAYING???

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE, THESE TOP NOTCH DRS. CANT FIND THE BLEED AND GET HIM OUT OF THIS DEBILITATING PAIN..JUST HARD TO FATHOM, WITH THESE DRS.

WHO IS THIS DR. SUN.??IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT BRET COULD HAVE INJURED HIS BRAIN STEM AT THE TONY’S WHEN HE FELL BACKWARDS AFTER THE PROP HIT HIM. AND, BEING DIABETIC, AFTER HIS EMERGENCY APPENDECTOMY, LESS THAN A YEAR LATER, HE SPIKED A VERY VERY HIGH TEMP, WHICH THEY FEARED INFECTION, REMEMBER, WHICH, DEFINATELY COULD HAVE BROUGHT ON THIS BLEED. HIS APPENDECTOMY JUST WAS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. SO, DR. SUN SHOULDNT SAY THINGS THAT ARE MOST LIKELY NOT TRUE AT ALL. WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS…GOD.

WORSE YET YOU PRINT IT , HERE ON THIS WEBSITE LIKE IT IS THE TRUTH, THAT IS A BIG, BIG PROBLEM…THIS IS NOT BRETS DOCTOR, AND BEYOND THAT, THIS PERSON IS DECEIVING BRET, AS, IT VERY LIKELY MAY COME THAT IT IS FROM THE TONY’S INCIDENT, AND HOPEFULLY BRET, OR HIS FAMILY, WILL SUE…THEM.

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anonymous

Posted at 12:44 PM on April 26, 2010  

FIRST OF ALL, HIS FATHER IS WAY OFF, WE HEARD HIS HEADACHES REMAIN AS BAD AS ORIGINALLY, SO HE IS HEAVILY SEDATED, AND WITH HIS SLURRED SPEECH, DOUBLE VISION, AND DIZZINESS, IMAGINE BRET, TALKING, AND HIGH SPIRITED, WITH THIS LEVEL OF SEDATION…WHAT IS HIS FATHER SAYING???

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE, THESE TOP NOTCH DRS. CANT FIND THE BLEED AND GET HIM OUT OF THIS DEBILITATING PAIN..JUST HARD TO FATHOM, WITH THESE DRS.

WHO IS THIS DR. SUN.??IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT BRET COULD HAVE INJURED HIS BRAIN STEM AT THE TONY’S WHEN HE FELL BACKWARDS AFTER THE PROP HIT HIM. AND, BEING DIABETIC, AFTER HIS EMERGENCY APPENDECTOMY, LESS THAN A YEAR LATER, HE SPIKED A VERY VERY HIGH TEMP, WHICH THEY FEARED INFECTION, REMEMBER, WHICH, DEFINATELY COULD HAVE BROUGHT ON THIS BLEED. HIS APPENDECTOMY JUST WAS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. SO, DR. SUN SHOULDNT SAY THINGS THAT ARE MOST LIKELY NOT TRUE AT ALL. WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS…GOD.

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jdsylvia

Posted at 10:44 PM on April 25, 2010  

Get well soon Bret all our prayers are with you & your family now…stay strong so you can continue to rock on !!!!God Bless you every day+++

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Kathi Drennen

Posted at 7:26 PM on April 25, 2010  

It is with a heavy heart that I send these comments, Bret Michaels is an outstanding performer and a person. I have only wished the best for Bret, but things keep happening to him. This makes three! Now Bret, you must recover from this and move on. You have had your three mishaps, so you can now live a happy and fulfilling life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Get Well Soon!!!!!!!

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