Poor Bret Michaels just can't catch a break.
Bret, who already suffers from type 1 diabetes, had an emergency appendectomy last month, followed by an unrelated near-fatal brain hemorrhage. This week, Bret suffered what doctors call a "warning stroke." Bret felt numbness in his arm and attributed it to his intense rehab workouts, but visited his neurosurgeon who made the diagnosis. With this news, it was also revealed that the rocker has a hole in his heart (sounds like a good line for a Poison power ballad). Both conditions are considered treatable.
Will this stop Bret from appearing in this Sunday's live "Celebrity Apprentice" finale (9pm, NBC), where he goes up against Holly Robinson Peete for the grand prize? Even though his doctor isn't keen on the idea because "his brain and body are not quite 100 percent yet," Bret's reps say he is "cautiously optimistic" he will be able to make the show.
We hope he's there (and that he beats Holly), but most of all, we hope he gets well and stays well. Rock on, Bret!