Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital last Thursday after experiencing major blood loss near his brain stem. The Rock of Love star is still in intensive care, and while his Facebook page has been updated with a hopeful message, it still sounds pretty severe to me:
“We are hopeful that further tests will locate the source of the bleeding, which has still not been located. As we all know Bret is a fighter and we are hopeful that once all is complete the slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness, etc. will be eliminated and all functions will return to normal.”
According to TMZ, who spoke with Ceders-Sainai Medical Center, people who suffer from injuries like Bret’s have a 20-30% chance of experiencing more hemorrhaging, and typically those who experience a second bout of bleeding do not survive. In fact, the mortality rate for those who experience a second hemorrhage or “recurrent bleeding” is a grim 70%.