Bret Michaels’ Father: Bret Is ‘Speaking Slowly’ & ‘Moving His Arms, Hands’
First Published: April 27, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As he continues to recover from a massive brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels is beginning to show some signs of improvement, his father told Access Hollywood on Tuesday.
Michaels’ father, Wally Sychak, told Access his son was “speaking slowly” when they last spoke on Saturday.
In addition, Sychak — who spoke to Access from his home in Pennsylvania — said he had been told the rocker-turned-reality star is now “moving his arms and hands.”
Sychak confirmed Michaels is being treated in Los Angeles. However, he would not disclose the exact location.
A rep for Michaels told Access on Tuesday that he “remains in ICU but [is] stable. They are running more [tests].”
A few days later, a rep for the “Rock of Love” and “Celebrity Apprentice” star told Access Michaels was still in intensive care.
“At this point Bret remains in ICU in critical condition. He is under 24 hour doctors’ care and supervision,” the rep said on April 25. “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.”
Michaels has had a string of health problems recently. He suffered the brain hemorrhage just two weeks after an emergency appendectomy. Back in June 2009, Michaels suffered a broken nose and a busted lip when a piece of the set fell on his head while performing at the 2009 Tony Awards in New York City.
However, his Tonys injury is not believed to have any connection to his recent hemorrhage.
“If the head injury damaged any of his arteries, he would have bleeding at the time of the injury. To have it this far delayed makes it unlikely they are related,” Dr. Michael Lawton, Chief of Vascular Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, told Access Hollywood on Tuesday.
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