Bret Michaels confessed to fans that he was not feeling “100%” the day before he suffered a massive brain hemorrhage.
“I’m feeling right about in the middle right now on a scale of 1 to 10,” Michaels, who had undergone an emergency appendectomy on April 12, wrote on his Fancast blog. “I’m not 100% yet … I have to get my blood sugar back in order, because it’s been all over the place because every day I’ve been real active and you’re not supposed to move around yet.”
The rocker and current Celebrity Apprentice contestant, 47, also addressed fan questions about his diabetes and alcohol.
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“I know people have been asking about drinking and being diabetic, and it’s a very honest question,” he blogged. “Here is the honest answer, and this is the truth: when I say ‘party’ and ‘let’s have fun,’ I’m one of those guys that just likes to have a great time. I’m not a belligerent drunk. I don’t need to drink. … For a diabetic … it’s a double whammy because here’s what happens with alcohol: when you’re hung-over then you don’t eat right, you don’t take your insulin right. So it’s best to stay away. But, I pick and choose my times when I’m going to have fun.”
Still, in the wake of his appendectomy, Michaels acknowledged the need to slow down. “This was a wake-up call to be a little bit more diligent on keeping control of my health,” he told fans. “I want to still have a great time, but … I need to find something healthier to do on my day off then going out and finding a club to go hang out at. It’s part of finding balance in my life.”
Update on His Condition
While Michaels remains hospitalized under “intense observation” and further testing following his brain hemorrhage, his rep updated PEOPLE Saturday: “There are several incorrect reports on Bret’s condition. Bret remains in critical condition … Further tests are being ran and information will be updated in the coming days.”
His Apprentice boss, Donald Trump, also issued a statement that he was “deeply saddened” to hear of Michaels’ s condition.
“He’s a great competitor and champion,” said Trump, “and I hope he will be fine.”
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