Bret Michaels has been readmitted back to the hospital after suffering a “warning stroke,” according to a statement on his website
The Poison frontman was hospitalised this week after he complained of “numbness on the left side of his body, predominately his face and hands,” says his rep.
It’s believed the he suffered a “Transient Ischemic Attack – more commonly referred to as a “warning stroke.”
Tests also revealed he has a hole in his heart – a patent forum ovale. His doctors say the condition is “operable and treatable”, and not directly linked to his recent brain haemorrhage.
His physician, Joseph Zabramski, says:
“There is no doubt that the positive Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) is devastating news to Bret and his family.
“The good news is that it is operable and treatable and we think we may have diagnosed the problem that caused the Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA) or warning stroke; however we feel it is highly unlikely this is connected to the brain hemorrhage he suffered just a few weeks earlier. Once again it is great that he quickly reacted to the severe numbness and got to the hospital immediately.”