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Bret Michaels Hospitalized Again

Bret Michaels was hospitalized again this week, this time with a “transient ischemic attack”—better known as a “warning stroke.” Doctors found a “hole in the heart” of the former Poison frontman, and Michaels’ representatives said that he was feeling numbness on the left side of his body. After a round of tests, doctors said that his condition is “operable and treatable,” and don’t think that this incident was related to Michaels’ previous hospitalization for a brain hemorrhage. Michaels will receive his treatment in outpatient care, and representatives note that he is “up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab,” but that he “is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again.”