Take The Donald’s words of doubt with a grain of salt, BFFs. Doctors disagree with his pessimistic outlook!
We’re all wishing Bret Michaels a fast and full recovery from the brain hemorrhage he was hospitalized for Apr. 26 — but his Celebrity Apprentice mentor Donald Trump is offering up some less-than-encouraging words about the former Poison front man. He tells TMZ that Bret is in “big, big trouble and the prognosis is not great.”
But how much should we actually trust what Donald has to say? He insists Bret’s hemorrhage was caused by the scenery that slammed onto his head at the 2009 Tony Awards in June — but HollywoodLife.com spoke with top NYC neurologist Dr. Dexter Sun, and he told us it would be extremely unlikely for an injury that long ago to result in bleeding now.
The Donald’s rather pessimistic take on Bret’s condition also conflicts with what several neurologists are saying about the rocker’s prognosis. Based on updates from Bret’s rep, we know he is awake and speaking, though he is experiencing “slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness.” Doctors find the fact that he is at least awake and alert to be encouraging.
“Based on how he is being described now, I would like to remain optimistic that he will survive this potentially devastating diagnosis,” Dr. Wendy Wright, an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital tells ABCNews.com.
BFFs — let’s all keep Bret in our thoughts and prayers. We want nothing but the best for him, and hope he fully recovers from this terrible ordeal.