I intend for this to be my last update on Bret Michaels, for now…
Michaels was released yesterday from Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month.
Barrow is among the world’s leading neurological centers and is the home of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
Dr. Joseph Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, said he recommended that Michales wait at least four to six weeks before resuming normal activity. He declined to say when Michaels could resume touring. Doctors will examine Michaels every two weeks until he’s recovered.
This seems to end the speculation about whether or not Bret will put in an appearance at the “Celebrity Apprentice” finale on May 23. Whenever Bret’s able to come back, I’m sure that his loyal fans will celebrate the occasion.
As a teenager I had a summer job parking cars in the Clubhouse section of Garden State Race Track in Delaware Township, New Jersey, later to become Cherry Hill. A big black Cadillac stopped and the Driver looked me up and down. “Have you ever been in a boxing ring,” he asked. I said, no. He gave me his business card: “If you want to become a professional boxer I can make you The Champion of The World.” The name on the card was Angelo Dundee. He was a Boxing Trainer and a few years later became the Trainer of “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali.
Lured by the glamor and promise of the Motion Picture Industry, I came to Hollywood. Here, you step into the ring every day and fight for ten or twelve hours, not rounds. Your opponent has multiple faces and is an unrelenting adversary. You cannot tire, or run, it is a fight to the finish. All, so you can produce that really special motion picture you believe in.
For more on Bret Michaels, see my Blogs:
EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRAS: Bret Michaels in Critical Condition at Hospital: Connections (#17) Published 04/23/10.
EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRAS: Bret Michaels Recovering From Surgery in Facility for Diabetics: Connections (#14) Published 04/15/10
EXTRA! EXTRA! Back into the Limelight: Connections (#7) Published 03/12/10.