“While Bret may be out on the road and performing, he is still not 100 percent,” Janna Elias, V.P. of Michaels Entertainment said Tuesday. “He still has pain from the chemical meningitis, short term memory loss and gets fatigued quicker than normal.”
The rocker, 47, however, hasn’t put his health in jeopardy by hitting the road. Instead, he “simply feels that music is a powerful healer,” adds Elias.
Michaels’s doctor reiterated that rocker is lucky to be alive after his entire ordeal. “Between 15 and 20 percent of patients die as a result of the initial hemorrhage, and only approximately 50 percent of those that survive have a good outcome,” says Dr. Joseph Zabramski of the Barrow Neurological Institute.
“For anyone to speculate that this was not a life threatening medical emergency is absolutely incorrect,” adds Zabramski. “Bret is truly one of the most determined individuals I have ever met when it comes to an attempt at making a full recovery.”
• Reporting by ANNE MARIE CRUZ